On Sunday the King of Sweden will present Nobel winners with their awards, amid criticism that this year’s science prizes lacked diversity

The 2017 Nobel laureates will be presented with their awards by the King of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm on Sunday.

The laureates include three American physicists who were recognised for their contributions to the first observations of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. Another trio of American scientists won this year’s Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries of the biology that underpins circadian rhythms.

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