The awards in the six categories were announced in nearly typical fashion in October, albeit with fewer reporters in physical attendance.
Koshiba devised the construction of giant underground chambers to detect neutrinos, elusive particles that stream from the sun.
Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize.
The time to ban nuclear weapons "is now", nuclear disarmament group ICAN said Friday, after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran.
The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.