Robert Edwards, British researcher and the pioneer of in vitro fertilization, won this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine, it was announced in Stockholm on September 4, 2010. Some four million people have been born thanks to IVF since 1978, when Louise Brown became the first IVF baby, the Nobel Assembly said. The medicine prize is the first of the 2010 Nobel awards to be announced. The award ceremony is December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's (inventor of dynamite) death. Nobel, inventor of dynamite, endowed the prizes.