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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish priso ...

                                               

William Vickrey

William Spencer Vickrey was a Canadian-born professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asym ...

                                               

Kenneth G. Wilson

Kenneth Geddes Ken Wilson was an American theoretical physicist and a pioneer in leveraging computers for studying particle physics. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on phase transitions - illuminating the subtle essenc ...

                                               

Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson is an American astronomer who, along with Arno Allan Penzias, discovered cosmic microwave background radiation in 1964. The pair won the 1978 Nobel prize in physics for their discovery. While doing tests and experiments with ...

                                               

Richard Willstatter

Prof Richard Martin Willstatter FRS HFRSE was a German organic chemist whose study of the structure of plant pigments, chlorophyll included, won him the 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Willstatter invented paper chromatography independently of Mi ...

                                               

Carl Wieman

Carl Edwin Wieman is an American physicist and educationist at Stanford University. In 1995, while at the University of Colorado Boulder, he and Eric Allin Cornell produced the first true Bose–Einstein condensate and, in 2001, they and Wolfgang K ...

                                               

Adolf Windaus

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins. He was the doctoral advisor of Adolf Butenandt who also won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939. He ...

                                               

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ; 15 January 1895 – 11 November 1973) was a Finnish chemist and recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservatio ...

                                               

Eric F. Wieschaus

Born in South Bend, Indiana, he attended John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, Alabama before attending the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate studies B.S., biology, and Yale University Ph.D., biology for his graduate work.

                                               

Kurt Wuthrich

Kurt Wuthrich is a Swiss chemist/biophysicist and Nobel Chemistry laureate, known for developing nuclear magnetic resonance methods for studying biological macromolecules.

                                               

Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. Gabor Denes College in Budapest, Hungary, is named after him in honour of ...

                                               

Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired b ...

                                               

University of Hamburg

The University of Hamburg is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919 by combining the previous General Lecture System, the Colonial Institute of Hamburg, and the Academic College. The main campus is located in the centra ...

                                               

Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich is a Belarusian investigative journalist, essayist and oral historian who writes in Russian. She was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in ...

                                               

Maurice Allais

Maurice Felix Charles Allais was a French physicist and economist, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources", for Maurice Al ...

                                               

Hiroshi Amano

is a Japanese physicist, engineer, and inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology}} Hiroshi Amano is a Japanese physicist, engineer and inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology. For his work he was awarde ...

                                               

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The UvA is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Established in 1632 by municip ...

                                               

Amherst College

Amherst College AM -ərst) is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its then-president Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher educa ...

                                               

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The universitys main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adja ...

                                               

Eric Betzig

Robert Eric Betzig is an American physicist who works as a Professor of Physics and Professor Molecular and Cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virgini ...

                                               

Technical University of Berlin

The Technical University of Berlin is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. It is Germany’s first university to adopt the name" Technische Universitat”. The university alumni and professor list includes several US National Academies m ...

                                               

Arthur Harden

Sir Arthur Harden, FRS was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigations into the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes. He was a founding memb ...

                                               

Andre Geim

Sir Andre Konstantin Geim, FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP is a Russian-born Dutch-British physicist working in England in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with ...

                                               

Avram Hershko

Hershko was born Hersko Ferenc in Karcag, Hungary, the son of Shoshana Margit and Moshe Hershko, both teachers. During the second world war, his father was forced into labor service in the Hungarian army and then taken as a prisoner by the Soviet ...

                                               

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for mapping the areas of the brain involved in the control of internal organs. He shared the prize with Egas Moniz.

                                               

Roger Guillemin

Roger Charles Louis Guillemin is an American neuroscientist. He received the National Medal of Science in 1976, and the Nobel prize for medicine in 1977 for his work on neurohormones, sharing the prize that year with Andrew Schally and Rosalyn Su ...

                                               

Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 21, 1932, the son of Emma Cohen, a child psychologist, and Richard V. Gilbert, an economist. When Gilbert was seven-years-old, the family moved to the Washington D.C. area so his father c ...

                                               

Roy J. Glauber

Roy Jay Glauber was an American theoretical physicist. He was the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Born in New York City, he was awarded one half of th ...

                                               

Global Energy Prize

The Global Energy Prize is an international award, which recognizes outstanding scientific innovations and solutions in global energy research and its concurrent environmental challenges. Since its inception in 2002, the Global Energy Prize has g ...

                                               

Sheldon Lee Glashow

Sheldon Lee Glashow is a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is the Metcalf Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Boston University and Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Harvard University, and is a member of ...

                                               

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great be ...

                                               

Robert H. Grubbs

Robert Howard Grubbs ForMemRS is an American chemist and the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. He was a co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ...

                                               

Ragnar Granit

Ragnar Arthur Granit was a Finnish-Swedish scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 along with Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visu ...

                                               

University of Graz

The University of Graz, located in Graz, Austria, is the largest and oldest university in Styria, as well as the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria. The university was founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. The bul ...

                                               

Carol W. Greider

Carolyn Widney Carol Greider is an American molecular biologist and Nobel laureate. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor, and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered t ...

                                               

Paul Greengard

Paul Greengard was an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discover ...

                                               

David Gross

David Jonathan Gross is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of asymptotic freedom. Gross is the Chancellor’s Chair ...

                                               

John B. Goodenough

John Bannister Goodenough is an American materials scientist, a solid-state physicist, and a Nobel laureate in chemistry. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Texas at Austin. He is widely credite ...

                                               

John Gurdon

Sir John Bertrand Gurdon, is an English developmental biologist. He is best known for his pioneering research in nuclear transplantation and cloning. He was awarded the Lasker Award in 2009. In 2012, he and Shinya Yamanaka were awarded the Nobel ...

                                               

Johann Deisenhofer

Johann Deisenhofer is a German biochemist who, along with Hartmut Michel and Robert Huber, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 for their determination of the first crystal structure of an integral membrane protein, a membrane-bound com ...

                                               

Gustaf Dalen

Nils Gustaf Dalen ; 30 November 1869 – 9 December 1937) was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, engineer, inventor and long-term CEO of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalen light. In 1912 he was awarded the Nobel P ...

                                               

Henrik Dam

Carl Peter Henrik Dam was a Danish biochemist and physiologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for joint work with Edward Doisy in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology. Dams key experiment involved feeding a ...

                                               

Gerard Debreu

Gerard Debreu was a French-born economist and mathematician. Best known as a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he began work in 1962, he won the 1983 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

                                               

Raymond Davis Jr.

Raymond "Ray" Davis Jr. was an American chemist and physicist. He is best known as the leader of the Homestake experiment in the 1960s-1980s, which was the first experiment to detect neutrinos emitted from the Sun; for this he shared the 2002 Nob ...

                                               

Henry Hallett Dale

Sir Henry Hallett Dale was an English pharmacologist and physiologist. For his study of acetylcholine as agent in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses he shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Otto Loewi.

                                               

Max Delbruck

Max Ludwig Henning Delbruck, a German–American biophysicist, helped launch the molecular biology research program in the late 1930s. He stimulated physical scientists interest into biology, especially as to basic research to physically explain ge ...

                                               

Ivar Giaever

Ivar Giaever is a Norwegian-American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids". Giaevers share of the prize was specifically for his ...

                                               

Brian Josephson

Brian David Josephson is a Welsh theoretical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Cambridge. Best known for his pioneering work on superconductivity and quantum tunnelling, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in ...

                                               

Otto Diels

Otto Paul Hermann Diels was a German chemist. His most notable work was done with Kurt Alder on the Diels–Alder reaction, a method for diene synthesis. The pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950 for their work. Their method of synt ...

                                               

Angus Deaton

Sir Angus Stewart Deaton is a British-American economist and academic. Deaton is currently a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and Internat ...