The Nobel Prize winners of 2018 will be announced during the first week of October, starting with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday October 1. As most of us are biased towards physics: The physics prize will be announced Tuesday October 2 @ 11.45 (Stockholm time - CEST) at the earliest. The other announcement times are available on the official Nobel Prize homepage. All announcements are typically broadcast live on https://www.nobelprize.org/ Unlike last year, where the discovery of gravitational waves was the clear frontrunner (and also won the prize), there is no clear frontrunner for the physics prize. Anybody who dares to take a stab at speculating who will be the happy receiver of a phone call from the Royal Academy of Sciences on October 2? (Even if it is in the middle of the night if that person is based in America ...) Edit: So let me start the speculation a bit. I think it is way past time to award the prize to a woman again. There are many women who have made important discoveries and it is unreasonable to ignore those accomplishments. I have long considered Lene Hau to be a frontrunner and she seems to appear on many science writers' wish lists as well.