Nobel Prize Winners

The global Jewish population is aproximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world population. Proportionally, then, Jews have received an amazing number of Nobel Prizes, including:

Literature
  • 1910 – Paul Heyse
  • 1927 – Henri Bergson
  • 1958 – Boris Pasternak
  • 1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
  • 1966 – Nelly Sachs
  • 1976 – Saul Bellow
  • 1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • 1981 – Elias Canetti
  • 1987 – Joseph Brodsky
  • 1991 – Nadine Gordimer World
  • 2001 – Imre Kertesz
  • 2005 – Harold Pinter
Peace
  • 1911 – Alfred Fried
  • 1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
  • 1968 – Rene Cassin
  • 1973 – Henry Kissinger
  • 1978 – Menachem Begin
  • 1986 – Elie Wiesel
  • 1994 – Shimon Peres
  • 1994 – Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1995 – Joseph Rotblat
Chemistry
  • 1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
  • 1906 – Henri Moissan
  • 1910 – Otto Wallach
  • 1915 – Richard Willstaetter
  • 1918 – Fritz Haber
  • 1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
  • 1961 – Melvin Calvin
  • 1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
  • 1972 – William Howard Stein
  • 1977 – Ilya Prigogine
  • 1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
  • 1980 – Paul Berg
  • 1980 – Walter Gilbert
  • 1981 – Roald Hoffmann
  • 1982 – Aaron Klug
  • 1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
  • 1985 – Jerome Karle
  • 1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
  • 1988 – Robert Huber
  • 1989 – Sidney Altman
  • 1992 – Rudolph Marcus
  • 2000 – Alan J. Heeger
  • 2004 – Avram Hershko, Aaron Ciechanover and Irwin Rose
  • 2006 – Roger Kornberg
  • 2009 – Ada Yonath
Economics
  • 1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
  • 1971 – Simon Kuznets
  • 1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
  • 1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
  • 1976 – Milton Friedman
  • 1978 – Herbert A. Simon
  • 1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
  • 1985 – Franco Modigliani
  • 1987 – Robert M. Solow
  • 1990 – Harry Markowitz
  • 1990 – Merton Miller
  • 1992 – Gary Becker
  • 1993 – Robert Fogel
  • 1994 – John Harsanyi
  • 1997 – Myron Scholes
  • 2001 – Joseph Stiglitz
  • 2001 – George A. Akerlof
  • 2002 – Daniel Kahneman
  • 2005 – Robert Aumann
  • 2007 – Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin & Roger Myerson
  • 2008 – Paul Krugman
Medicine
  • 1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
  • 1908 – Paul Erlich
  • 1914 – Robert Barany
  • 1922 – Otto Meyerhof
  • 1930 – Karl Landsteiner
  • 1931 – Otto Warburg
  • 1936 – Otto Loewi
  • 1944 – Joseph Erlanger
  • 1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
  • 1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
  • 1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
  • 1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
  • 1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
  • 1953 – Hans Krebs
  • 1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
  • 1958 – Joshua Lederberg
  • 1959 – Arthur Kornberg
  • 1964 – Konrad Bloch
  • 1965 – Francois Jacob
  • 1965 – Andre Lwoff
  • 1967 – George Wald
  • 1968 – Mars! hall W. Nirenberg
  • 1969 – Salvador Luria
  • 1970 – Julius Axelrod
  • 1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
  • 1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
  • 1975 – Howard Martin Temin
  • 1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
  • 1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
  • 1978 – Daniel Nathans
  • 1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
  • 1984 – Cesar Milstein
  • 1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
  • 1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
  • 1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
  • 1988 – Gertrude Elion
  • 1989 – Harold Varmus
  • 1991 – Erwin Neher
  • 1991 – Bert Sakmann
  • 1993 – Richard J. Roberts
  • 1993 – Phillip Sharp
  • 1994 – Alfred Gilman
  • 1995 – Edward B. Lewis
  • 1997- Stanley B. Prusiner
  • 1998 – Robert Furchgott
  • 2000 – Paul Greengard & Eric Kandel
  • 2002 – H. Robert Horvitz & Sydney Brenner
Physics
  • 1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
  • 1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
  • 1921 – Albert Einstein
  • 1922 – Niels Bohr
  • 1925 – James Franck
  • 1925 – Gustav Hertz
  • 1943 – Gustav Stern
  • 1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
  • 1952 – Felix Bloch
  • 1954 – Max Born
  • 1958 – Igor Tamm
  • 1959 – Emilio Segre
  • 1960 – Donald A. Glaser
  • 1961 – Robert Hofstadter
  • 1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
  • 1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
  • 1965 – Julian Schwinger
  • 1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
  • 1971 – Dennis Gabor
  • 1973 – Brian David Josephson
  • 1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
  • 1976 – Burton Richter
  • 1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
  • 1978 – Peter L Kapitza
  • 1979 – Stephen Weinberg
  • 1979 – Sheldon Glashow
  • 1988 – Leon Lederman
  • 1988 – Melvin Schwartz
  • 1988 – Jack Steinberger
  • 1990 – Jerome Friedman
  • 1995 – Martin Perl
  • 1996 – Douglas D. Osheroff & David M. Lee
  • 1997 – Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
  • 2000 – Zhores I. Alferov
  • 2003 – Vitaly Ginzburg & Alexei A. Abrikosov
  • 2004 – H. David Politzer & David Gross
  • 2005 – Roy Glauber

To read a biography of any of these Prize winners, follow the links on the page Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates at the Jewish Virtual Library.

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