Nobel Prizes in Physics

 

© Dr. John Andraos

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NOBEL PRIZE PHYSICS

YEAR

NAME OF SCIENTISTS

NATIONALITY

TYPE OF PHYSICS

1901

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

German

radiation

1902

Henrik Antoon Lorentz

Dutch

magnetism, radiation

1902

Pieter Zeeman

Dutch

magnetism, radiation

1903

Pierre Curie

French

radiation

1903

Marie Curie

French

radiation

1903

Antoine Henri Becquerel

French

radiation

1904

Lord John William Strutt Rayleigh

British

gases

1905

Philipp Eduard Anton Lenard

Hungarian-German

cathode rays

1906

Sir Joseph John Thomson

British

gases

1907

Albert Abraham Michelson

German-American

spectroscopy

1908

Gabriel Lippmann

French

optics

1909

Guglielmo Marconi

Italian

telegraphy

1909

Carl Ferdinand Braun

German

telegraphy

1910

Johannes Diderik van der Waals

Dutch

gases

1911

Wilhelm Wien

German

radiation

1912

Nils Gustaf Dalen

Swedish

gases

1913

Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes

Dutch

cryogenics

1914

Max von Laue

German

crystallography

1915

Sir William Henry Bragg

British

crystallography

1915

Sir William Lawrence Bragg

British

crystallography

1916

no prize awarded

1917

Charles Glover Barkla

British

radiation

1918

Max Planck

German

quantum theory, radiation

1919

Johannes Stark

German

spectroscopy

1920

Charles Edouard Guillaume

Swiss

material science

1921

Albert Einstein

Swiss-German-American

theoretical physics

1922

Neils Bohr

Danish

atomic structure

1923

Robert Andrews Millikan

American

electricity

1924

Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn

Swedish

spectroscopy

1925

James Franck

German-American

atomic structure

1925

Gustav Hertz

German

atomic structure

1926

Jean Baptiste Perrin

French

atomic structure

1927

Arthur Holly Compton

American

atomic structure

1927

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

British

atomic structure

1928

Sir Owen Willans Richardson

British-American

thermoionic phenomena

1929

Prince Louis Victor de Broglie

French

atomic structure

1930

Sir Chandrasekhara V. Raman

Indian

spectroscopy

1931

no prize awarded

1932

Werner Heisenberg

German

quantum theory

1933

Erwin Schrodinger

Austrian

quantum theory

1933

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

British

quantum theory

1934

no prize awarded

1935

Sir James Chadwick

British

atomic structure

1936

Victor Franz Hess

Austrian-American

radiation

1936

Carl David Anderson

American

atomic structure

1937

Clinton Joseph Davisson

American

crystallography

1937

Sir George Paget Thomson

British

crystallography

1938

Enrico Fermi

Italian

nuclear physics

1939

Ernest Orlando Lawrence

American

nuclear physics

1940

no prize awarded

1941

no prize awarded

1942

no prize awarded

1943

Otto Stern

German

atomic structure

1944

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Austrian-American

nuclear physics

1945

Wolfgang Pauli

Austrian-American

quantum theory

1946

Percy Williams Bridgman

American

high energy physics

1947

Sir Edward Victor Appleton

British

atmospheric physics

1948

Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

British

nuclear physics, radiation

1949

Hideki Yukawa

Japanese

theoretical physics

1950

Cecil Frank Powell

British

nuclear physics

1951

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

British

nuclear physics

1951

Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton

Irish

nuclear physics

1952

Felix Bloch

Swiss-American

nuclear magnetic resonance

1952

Edward Mills Purcell

American

nuclear magnetic resonance

1953

Frederik Zernike

Dutch

microscopy

1954

Max Born

German

quantum theory

1954

Walther Bothe

German

quantum theory

1955

Willis Eugene Lamb

American

spectroscopy

1955

Polykarp Kusch

German-American

atomic theory

1956

William Shockley

British-American

semiconductors

1956

John Bardeen

American

semiconductors

1956

Walter Houser Brattain

American(b. Amoy, China)

semiconductors

1957

Chen Ning Yang

Chinese-American

particle physics

1957

Tsung-Dao Lee

Chinese-American

particle physics

1958

Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov

Russian

radiation

1958

Ilja Mikhailovich Frank

Russian

radiation

1958

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm

Russian

radiation

1959

Emilio Gino Segre

Italian

particle physics

1959

Owen Chamberlain

American

particle physics

1960

Donald A. Glaser

American

bubble chamber

1961

Robert Hofstadter

American

particle physics

1961

Rudolf Ludwig Mossbauer

German

radiation

1962

Lev Davidovich Landau

Russian

cryogenics

1963

Eugene P. Wigner

Hungarian-American

atomic structure, quantum theory

1963

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Polish-American

atomic structure

1963

J. Hans D. Jensen

German

atomic structure

1964

Charles H. Townes

American

quantum theory

1964

Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov

Russian

quantum theory

1964

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov

Russian (b. Australia)

quantum theory

1965

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

Japanese

quantum theory

1965

Julian Schwinger

American

quantum theory

1965

Richard P. Feynman

American

quantum theory

1966

Alfred Kastler

French

optics

1967

Hans Albrecht Bethe

German-American

nuclear physics

1968

Luis W. Alvarez

American

particle physics

1969

Murray Gell-Mann

American

particle physics

1970

Hannes Alfven

Swedish

plasma physics

1970

Louis Neel

French

solid state physics

1971

Dennis Gabor

Hungarian-British

optics

1972

John Bardeen

American

superconductivity

1972

Leon N. Cooper

American

superconductivity

1972

J. Robert Schrieffer

American

superconductivity

1973

Leo Esaki

Japanese

semi and superconductivity

1973

Ivar Giaever

Norwegian-American

semi and superconductivity

1973

Brian D. Josephson

British

electricity

1974

Sir Martin Ryle

British

astrophysics

1974

Antony Hewish

British

astrophysics

1975

Aage Bohr

Danish

atomic structure

1975

Ben Mottelson

American-Danish

atomic structure

1975

James Rainwater

American

atomic structure

1976

Burton Richter

American

particle physics

1976

Samuel C.C. Ting

American

particle physics

1977

Philip W. Anderson

American

electromagnetism

1977

Sir Nevill F. Mott

British

electromagnetism

1977

John H. van Vleck

American

electromagnetism

1978

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa

Russian

cryogenics

1978

Arno A. Penzias

German-American

radiation

1978

Robert W. Wilson

American

radiation

1979

Sheldon L. Glashow

American

particle physics

1979

Abdus Salam

Pakistani-British

particle physics

1979

Steven Weinberg

American

particle physics

1980

James W. Cronin

American

particle physics

1980

Val L. Fitch

American

particle physics

1981

Nicolas Bloembergen

Dutch-American

spectroscopy

1981

Arthur L. Schawlow

American

spectroscopy

1981

Kai M. Siegbahn

Swedish

spectroscopy

1982

Kenneth G. Wilson

American

condensed phases

1983

Subramanyan Chandrasekhar

Indian-American

astrophysics

1983

William A. Fowler

American

astrophysics

1984

Carlo Rubbia

Italian-American

particle physics

1984

Simon van der Meer

Dutch

particle physics

1985

Klaus von Klitzing

Polish-German

quantum theory

1986

Ernst Ruska

German

microscopy

1986

Gerd Binnig

German

microscopy

1986

Heinrich Rohrer

Swiss

microscopy

1987

J. Georg Bednorz

Swiss

superconductivity

1987

K. Alexander Muller

Swiss

superconductivity

1988

Leon M. Lederman

American

particle physics

1988

Melvin Schwartz

American

particle physics

1988

Jack Steinberger

German-American

particle physics

1989

Norman F. Ramsey

American

atomic physics

1989

Hans G. Dehmelt

German

ion trapping

1989

Wolfgang Paul

German

ion trapping

1990

Jerome I. Friedman

American

particle physics

1990

Henry W. Kendall

American

particle physics

1990

Richard E. Taylor

Canadian-American

particle physics

1991

Pierre Gilles de Gennes

French

material science

1992

Georges Charpak

Polish-French

particle physics

1993

Russell A. Hulse

American

astrophysics

1993

Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.

American

astrophysics

1994

Bertram N. Brockhouse

Canadian-American

spectroscopy

1994

Clifford G. Shull

American

particle physics

1995

Martin L. Perl

American

particle physics

1995

Frederick Reines

American

particle physics

1996

David M. Lee

American

cryogenics

1996

Douglas D. Osheroff

American

cryogenics

1996

Robert C. Richardson

American

cryogenics

1997

Steven Chu

American

laser physics

1997

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

French

laser physics

1997

William D. Phillips

American

laser physics

1998

Robert B. Laughlin

American

quantum theory

1998

Horst L. Stormer

German-American

quantum theory

1998

Daniel C. Tsui

Chinese-American

quantum theory

1999

Gerardus 'T Hooft

quantum theory

1999

Martinius J.G. Veltman

quantum theory

2000

Alferov, Zhores I.

Russian

microelectronics

2000

Kroemer, Herbert

German

microelectronics

2000

Kilby, Jack St. Clair

American

microelectronics

2001

Eric A. Cornell

American

laser physics

2001

Carl E. Wiesman

American

laser physics

2001

Wolfgang Ketterle

German

laser physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER OF PRIZES AWARDED BY TYPE OF PHYSICS

AREA OF PHYSICS

NUMBER OF NOBEL PRIZES

astrophysics

6

atmospheric physics

1

atomic physics

1

atomic structure

16

bubble chamber

1

cathode rays

1

condensed phases

1

cryogenics

6

crystallography

5

electricity

2

electromagnetism

3

gases

4

high energy physics

1

ion trapping

2

laser physics

6

magnetism

5

material science

2

microelectronics

3

microscopy

4

nuclear magnetic resonance

2

nuclear physics

8

optics

3

particle physics

26

quantum theory

20

radiation

17

semiconductors

3

solid state physics

1

spectroscopy

9

superconductivity

7

telegraphy

2

theoretical physics

2

thermoionic phenomena

1

 

PRIZE YEAR

NOBEL PHYSICISTS

SUPERVISOR

Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY

DATES

Age (years)

Age at Prize

1970

Alfven, Hannes Olof Gosta

1934

Uppsala

1908 - 1995

87

62

2000

Alferov, Zhores I.

1970

A.F.Ioffe Phys.-Tech. Inst., Leningrad

1930 -

70

1968

Alvarez, Luis Walter

Arthur Compton

1930's

Chicago

1911 - 1988

77

57

1936

Anderson, Carl David

Robert A. Millikan

1930

Cal Tech

1905 - 1991

86

31

1977

Anderson, Philip Warren

John van Vleck

1949

Harvard

1923 -

54

1947

Appleton, Sir Edward Victor

William H. Bragg

1913

Cambridge

1892 - 1965

73

55

1956

Bardeen, John

Eugene P. Wigner

1936

Princeton

1908 - 1991

83

48

1972

Bardeen, John

Eugene P. Wigner

1936

Princeton

1908 - 1991

83

64

1917

Barkla, Charles Glover

J.J. Thomson

1899

Cambridge (M.Sc.)

1877 - 1944

67

40

1964

Basov, Nicolay Gennadiyevich

MA Leontovich, AM Prochorov

1956

P.N. Lebedev Institute, Moscow

1922 -

42

1903

Becquerel, Antoine Henri

1877

Ecole de Ponts et Chaussees, Paris (eng.)

1852 - 1908

56

51

1987

Bednorz, J. Georg

Heini Granicher, K. Alex Muller

1982

Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech., Zurich

1950 -

37

1967

Bethe, Hans Albrecht

Arnold Sommerfeld

1928

Munich

1906 -

61

1986

Binnig, Gerd

E. Hoenig

1978

Johann Wolfgang Goethe U, Frankfurt

1947 -

39

1948

Blackett, Lord Patrick M. S.

Ernest Rutherford

1921

Cambridge (MA)

1897 - 1974

77

51

1952

Bloch, Felix

Werner Heisenberg

1928

Leipzig

1905 - 1983

78

47

1981

Bloembergen, Nicolas

E. M. Purcell

1948

Leiden

1920 -

61

1975

Bohr, Aage

Benjamin Mottelson

1954

Copenhagen

1922 -

53

1922

Bohr, Neils

C. Christiansen

1911

Copenhagen

1885 - 1962

77

37

1954

Born, Max

Christian Felix Klein

1907

Gottingen

1882 - 1970

88

72

1954

Bothe, Walther

Max Planck

1914

Berlin

1891 - 1957

66

63

1915

Bragg, Sir William Henry

J.J. Thomson

1885

Cambridge (MA)

1862 - 1942

80

53

1915

Bragg, Sir William Lawrence

J.J. Thomson, Sir W.H. Bragg

1912

Cambridge (MA)

1890 - 1971

81

25

1956

Brattain, Walter Houser

1929

Minnesota

1902 - 1987

85

54

1909

Braun, Carl Ferdinand

1872

Berlin

1850 - 1918

68

59

1946

Bridgman, Percy Williams

1908

Harvard

1882 - 1961

79

64

1994

Brockhouse, Bertram Neville

Hugh Grayson-Smith,

James Reekie,

Sir Edward Bullard

1950

Toronto

1918 -

76

1929

Broglie, Prince Louis Victor de

Maurice de Broglie

1924

Sorbonne

1892 - 1987

95

37

1935

Chadwick, Sir James

Ernest Rutherford

1921

Cambridge

1891 - 1974

83

44

1959

Chamberlain, Owen

Enrico Fermi

1948

Chicago

1920 -

39

1983

Chandrasekhar, Subramanyan

Ralph H. Fowler

1933

Cambridge

1910 - 1995

85

73

1992

Charpak, Georges

1954

College de France

1924 -

68

1958

Cherenkov, Pavel Alekseyevich

Sergei I. Vavilov

1930's

Leningrad

1904 - 1990

86

54

1997

Chu, Steven

Eugene Commins

1976

UC Berkeley

1948 -

49

1951

Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas

Pyotr Kapitsa

1928

Cambridge

1897 - 1967

70

54

1997

Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude

Alfred Kastler

1962

Paris

1933 -

64

1927

Compton, Arthur Holly

Owen W. Richardson, H.L. Cooke

1916

Princeton U.

1892 - 1962

70

35

1972

Cooper, Leon N.

Robert Serber

1954

Columbia

1930 -

42

2001

Cornell, Eric A.

David E. Pritchard

1990

MIT

1961 -

40

1980

Cronin, James Watson

Samuel K. Allison

1955

Chicago

1931 -

49

1903

Curie, Marie

Antoine Becquerel

1902

Sorbonne

1867 - 1934

67

36

1903

Curie, Pierre

1895

Sorbonne

1859 - 1906

47

44

1912

Dalen, Nils Gustaf

1896

Charmers Inst. Tech., Goteburg

1869 - 1937

68

43

1937

Davisson, Clinton Joseph

Owen W. Richardson

1911

Princeton

1881 - 1958

77

56

1989

Dehmelt, Hans Georg

1950

Gottingen

1922 -

67

1933

Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice

Ralph H. Fowler

1926

Cambridge

1902 - 1984

82

31

1921

Einstein, Albert

1905

Zurich

1879 - 1955

76

42

1973

Esaki, Leo

1959

Tokyo

1925 -

48

1938

Fermi, Enrico

Luigi Puccianti

1922

Pisa

1901 - 1954

53

37

1965

Feynman, Richard P.

John Archibald Wheeler

1942

Princeton

1918 - 1988

70

47

1980

Fitch, Val Logsdon

Leo James Rainwater

1954

Columbia

1923 -

57

1983

Fowler, William A.

C.C. Lauritsen

1936

Cal Tech

1911 - 1995

84

72

1925

Franck, James

Emil Gabriel Warburg

1906

Berlin

1882 - 1964

82

43

1958

Frank, Ilja Mikhailovich

Sergei I. Vavilov

1930

Moscow State U

1908 - 1990

82

50

1990

Friedman, Jerome I.

Enrico Fermi

1956

Chicago

1930 -

60

1971

Gabor, Dennis

1927

TH Berlin (engineering)

1900 - 1979

79

71

1969

Gell-Mann, Murray

1951

MIT

1929 -

40

1991

Gennes, Pierre Gilles de

J.Friedel, A.Herpin, A.Abragam

1957

Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay

1932 -

59

1973

Giaever, Ivar

1964

Rensselaer Poly. Inst., Troy

1929 -

44

1960

Glaser, Donald Arthur

1950

Cal Tech

1926 -

34

1979

Glashow, Sheldon Lee

Julian Schwinger

1950's

Harvard

1932 -

47

1963

Goeppert-Mayer, Maria

Max Born

1930

Gottingen

1906 - 1972

66

57

1920

Guillaume, Charles Edouard

1882

Zurich Polytech.

1861 - 1938

77

59

1932

Heisenberg, Werner

Arnold Sommerfeld

1923

Munich

1901 - 1976

75

31

1925

Hertz, Gustav Ludwig

1911

Berlin

1887 - 1975

88

38

1936

Hess, Victor Franz

1910

Graz

1883 - 1964

81

53

1974

Hewish, Antony

Martin Ryle

1952

Cambridge

1924 -

50

1961

Hofstadter, Robert

R. Herman

1938

Princeton

1915 - 1990

75

46

1999

Hooft, Gerardus 'T

1972

Utrecht

1946 -

53

1993

Hulse, Russell Alan

1975

U Massachusetts, Amherst

1950 -

43

1963

Jensen, Johannes Hans Daniel

1936

Hamburg

1907 - 1973

66

56

1973

Josephson, Brian D.

1964

Cambridge

1940 -

33

1913

Kamerlingh-Onnes, Heike

1879

Groningen

1853 - 1926

73

60

1978

Kapitsa, Pyotr Leonidovich

Ernest Rutherford

1923

Cambridge

1894 - 1984

90

84

1966

Kastler, Alfred

1936

Bordeaux

1902 - 1984

82

64

1990

Kendall, Henry Way

Martin Deutsch

1954

MIT

1926 -

64

2001

Ketterle, Wolfgang

H. Walther

1986

Munich

1957 -

44

2000

Kilby, Jack St. Clair

1950

Illinois (M.Sc. Eng.)

1923 -

77

1985

Klitzing, Klaus von

G. Landwehr

1972

Wurzburg

1943 -

42

2000

Kroemer, Herbert

1952

Gottingen

1928 -

72

1955

Kusch, Polykarp

F. Wheeler Loomis

1936

Illinois

1911 - 1993

82

44

1955

Lamb, Willis Eugene, Jr.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

1938

UC Berkeley

1913 -

42

1962

Landau, Lev Davidovich

1934

Leningrad State

1908 - 1968

60

54

1914

Laue, Max von

Max Planck

1903

Berlin

1879 - 1960

81

35

1998

Laughlin, Robert B.

John Joannopoulos

1979

MIT

1950 -

48

1939

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando

William Francis Gray Swann

1925

Yale

1901 - 1958

57

38

1988

Lederman, Leon Max

John Tinlot

1951

Columbia

1922 -

66

1996

Lee, David M.

Henry A. Fairbank

1959

Yale

1931 -

65

1957

Lee, Tsung-Dao

Enrico Fermi

1950

Chicago

1926 -

31

1905

Lenard, Philipp Eduard Anton

1886

Heidelberg

1862 - 1947

85

43

1908

Lippmann, Gabriel

1875

Sorbonne

1845 - 1921

76

63

1902

Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon

1875

Arnhem

1853 - 1928

75

49

1909

Marconi, Guglielmo Marchese

Vincenzo Rosa

1890's

Technical Institute of Livorno

1874 - 1937

63

35

1984

Meer, Simon van der

1952

Technical U Delft

1925 -

59

1907

Michelson, Albert Abraham

1873

U.S. Naval Academy (no Ph.D.)

1852 - 1931

79

55

1923

Millikan, Robert Andrews

Michael Pupin

1895

Columbia

1868 - 1953

85

55

1961

Mossbauer, Rudolf Ludwig

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz

1958

TU Heidelberg

1929 -

32

1977

Mott, Sir Nevill Francis

Ernest Rutherford

1930

Cambridge (MA)

1905 - 1996

91

72

1975

Mottelson, Benjamin Roy

Julian Schwinger

1950

Harvard

1926 -

49

1987

Muller, Karl Alexander

1958

Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech., Zurich

1927 -

60

1970

Neel, Louis

Pierre Ernest Weiss

1932

Strasbourg

1904 -

66

1996

Osheroff, Douglas D.

David Lee

1973

Cornell

1945 -

51

1989

Paul, Wolfgang

Hans Kopfermann

1939

Berlin

1913 - 1993

80

76

1945

Pauli, Wolfgang

Arnold Sommerfeld

1922

Munich

1900 - 1958

58

45

1978

Penzias, Arno Allan

Charles H. Townes

1961

Columbia

1933 -

45

1995

Perl, Martin Lewis

I. I. Rabi

1955

Columbia

1927 -

68

1926

Perrin, Jean Baptiste

1897

Sorbonne

1870 - 1942

72

56

1997

Phillips, William Daniel

Dan Kleppner

1976

MIT

1948 -

49

1918

Planck, Max

1879

Munich

1858 - 1947

89

60

1950

Powell, Cecil Frank

Charles T.R. Wilson

1927

Cambridge

1903 - 1969

66

47

1964

Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich

S.M. Rytov

1951

P.N. Lebedev Institute, Moscow

1916 -

48

1952

Purcell, Edward Mills

Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge

1938

Harvard

1912 - 1997

85

40

1944

Rabi, Isidor Isaac

1927

Columbia

1898 - 1988

90

46

1975

Rainwater, Leo James

Enrico Fermi, Edward Teller

1946

Columbia

1917 - 1986

69

58

1930

Raman, Sir Chandrasekhara V.

1907

Presidency College Madras (MA)

1888 - 1970

82

42

1989

Ramsey, Norman Foster

I.I. Rabi

1940

Columbia

1915 -

74

1904

Rayleigh, Lord

J.J. Thomson

1865

Cambridge (no Ph.D.)

1842 - 1919

77

62

1995

Reines, Frederick

S. A. Korff

1944

NYU

1918 - 1998

80

77

1996

Richardson, Robert C.

Francis Bitter

1966

Duke U

1937 -

59

1928

Richardson, Sir Owen Willans

J.J. Thomson

1904

London

1879 - 1959

80

49

1976

Richter, Burton

1956

MIT

1931 -

45

1901

Roentgen, Wilhelm Roentgen

August Kundt

1869

Polytech. Zurich

1845 - 1923

78

56

1986

Rohrer, Heinrich

Jorgen Lykke Olsen

1960

Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech., Zurich

1933 -

53

1984

Rubbia, Carlo

1958

Pisa

1934 -

50

1986

Ruska, Ernst

Max Knoll

1933

TU Berlin

1906 - 1988

82

80

1974

Ryle, Sir Martin

1939

Oxford

1918 - 1984

66

56

1979

Salam, Abdus

1951

Cambridge

1926 - 1996

70

53

1981

Schawlow, Arthur Leonard

Charles Townes

1951

Columbia

1921 -

60

1972

Schrieffer, John Robert

John Bardeen, Leon Cooper

1957

Illinois

1931 -

41

1933

Schrodinger, Erwin

Friedrich Hasenohrl

1910

Vienna

1887 - 1961

74

46

1988

Schwartz, Melvin

Jack Steinberger

1959

Columbia

1932 -

56

1965

Schwinger, Julian

J. R. Oppenheimer (post-doc)

1939

Columbia

1918 - 1994

76

47

1959

Segre, Emilio Gino

Enrico Fermi

1928

Rome

1905 - 1989

84

54

1956

Shockley, William Bradford

John C. Slater

1936

MIT

1910 - 1989

79

46

1956

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Frank Myers, Richard Cox

1941

NYU

1915 -

41

1994

Siegbahn, Kai M.

1944

Stockholm

1918 -

76

1924

Siegbahn, Karl Manne Georg

Johannes Rydberg

1911

Lund

1886 - 1978

92

38

1919

Stark, Johannes

1897

Munich

1874 - 1957

83

45

1988

Steinberger, Jack

Enrico Fermi

1948

Chicago

1921 -

67

1943

Stern, Otto

Otto Sackur

1916

Breslau

1888 - 1969

81

55

1998

Stormer, Horst Ludwig

1977

Stuttgart

1949 -

49

1958

Tamm, Igor Yevgenyevich

1933

Moscow

1895 - 1971

76

63

1993

Taylor, Jr., Joseph H.

Alan Maxwell

1968

Harvard

1941 -

52

1990

Taylor, Richard E.

Robert F. Mozley

1962

Stanford

1929 -

61

1937

Thomson, Sir George Paget

J.J. Thomson

1913

Cambridge

1892 - 1975

83

45

1906

Thomson, Sir Joseph John

Edward J. Routh

1880

Cambridge

1856 - 1940

84

50

1976

Ting, Samuel Chao Chung

1962

Michigan

1936 -

40

1965

Tomonaga, Sin-Itiro

1939

Kyoto

1906 - 1979

73

59

1964

Townes, Charles Hard

1939

Cal Tech

1915 -

49

1998

Tsui, Daniel Chee

Royal Stark

1967

Chicago

1938 -

60

1999

Veltman, Martinus J.G.

1963

Utrecht

1931 -

68

1977

Vleck, John Hasbrouck van

Edwin Crawford Kemble

1922

Harvard

1899 - 1980

81

78

1910

Waals, Johannes Diderik van der

1873

Leiden

1837 - 1923

86

73

1951

Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton

Ernest Rutherford

1931

Cambridge

1903 - 1995

92

48

1979

Weinberg, Steven

Samuel Treiman

1957

Princeton

1933 -

46

1911

Wien, Wilhelm

Hermann von Helmholtz

1886

Berlin

1864 - 1928

64

47

2001

Wiesman, Carl E.

1977

Stanford

1951 -

50

1963

Wigner, Eugene P.

Michael Polanyi

1925

TH Berlin

1902 - 1995

93

61

1927

Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees

J.J. Thomson

1892

Cambridge

1869 - 1959

90

58

1982

Wilson, Kenneth Geddes

Murray Gell-Mann

1961

Cal Tech

1936 -

46

1978

Wilson, Robert Woodrow

John Bolton

1962

Cal Tech

1936 -

42

1957

Yang, Chen Ning

Enrico Fermi

1948

Chicago

1922 -

35

1949

Yukawa, Hideki

1938

Osaka

1907 - 1981

74

42

1902

Zeeman, Pieter

Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes

1893

Leiden

1865 - 1943

78

37

1953

Zernike, Frederik

1915

Amsterdam

1888 - 1966

78

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP 5 UNIVERSITY RANKING

Number of Laureates

University

Country

19

Cambridge

U.K.

12

Columbia

U.S.

8

Chicago

U.S.

7

Berlin

Germany

7

Harvard

U.S.

7

Princeton

U.S.

7

MIT

U.S.

6

Cal Tech

U.S.

 

National Demographics

Nationality

Number of Laureates

American

79

American born

53

German

28

German born

26

British

21

British born

19

French

11

French born

10

Dutch

7

Russian

8

Russian born

7

Swiss

6

Austrian

4

Swedish

4

Chinese

4

Danish

3

Danish born

2

Italian

3

Japanese

3

Hungarians

3

Polish

3

Indian

2

Canadians

2

Irish

1

Norwegian

1

Pakistani

1

Australian

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANADIAN BORN PHYSICS NOBEL LAUREATES

1990

RICHARD E. TAYLOR

b. Medicine Hat, AB

Ph.D. 1962, Stanford

went to United States

1994

BERTRAM NEVILLE BROCKHOUSE

b. Lethbridge, AB

Ph.D. 1950, U Toronto

went to United States

 

Age Range at Time Prize Awarded

Number of Physics Laureates

(years)

25 - 29

1

30 - 34

7

35 - 39

15

40 - 44

24

45 - 49

30

50 - 54

21

55 - 59

21

60 - 64

20

65 - 69

9

70 - 74

9

75 - 79

6

80 - 84

2

85 - 89

0