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Nobel Prize Laureates

During the last century, more than 40 Nobel Prize Laureates have lived and worked in Göttingen, up to the current day when scientists such as Manfred Eigen and Erwin Neher are expanding today's knowledge. Other illustrious names include Adolf Windaus, discoverer of vitamin D, Otto Hahn, a nuclear scientist, and Max Born, one of the founders of quantum theory. Many buildings in Göttingen display plaques commemorating their famous former residents.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the nobel prize in 2003, an exhibition at Paulinerkirche in Göttingen, entitled "Das Göttinger Nobelpreiswunder" (the Göttingen Nobel Prize Wonder) honored Alfred Nobel and the achievements of the Nobel Prize Laureates with a special emphasis on the 44 scientist with affiliation to Göttingen. Selected topics of this exhibition are documented on the following website (in German, English version in preparation): http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/ebook/a/2002/nobelcd/Start.htm

 

Nobel Prize Laureates with affiliation to Göttingen in alphabetical order

Laureate (click for details)
Nobel Prize
Year
Physics
1948
Physics
1954
Physics
1954
Chemistry
1939
Chemistry
1936
Physics
1989
Physiology or Medicine
1969
Physics
1933
Physiology or Medicine
1908
Chemistry
1967
Literature
1908
Physics
1938
Physics
1925
Physics
1963
Literature
1999
Chemistry
1944
Chemistry
1937
Physics
1932
Chemistry
2014
Physics
1925
Chemistry
1971
Physiology or Medicine
1905
Physiology or Medicine
1953
Physics
2000
Chemistry
1932
Physics
1914
Physiology or Medicine
1908
Physics
1923
Physiology or Medicine
1991
Chemistry
1920
Physics
1989
Physics
1945
Physics
1918
Nobel Peace Prize
1927
Chemistry
1914
Medicine
1991
Physics
1924
Nobel Peace Prize
1930
Physics
1919
Physics
1943
Physiology or Medicine
1913
Chemistry
1910
Physics
1911
Physics
1963
Chemistry
1928
Chemistry
1925

To download a detailed list of all Nobel prize laureates affiliated with Göttingen, click here