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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/html/intro.htm

 

Nobel Prize Laureates with affiliation to Göttingen in alphabetical order

Laureate (click for details) Nobel Prize Year
Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart (1897-1974) Physics 1948
Born, Max (1882-1970) Physics 1954
Bothe, Walther Wilhelm Georg (1891-1957) Physics 1954
Butenandt, Adolf Friedrich-Johann (1903-1995) Chemistry 1939
Debye, Peter Josephus Wilhelminus (1884-1966) Chemistry 1936
Dehmelt, Hans Georg (*1922) Physics 1989
Delbrück, Max (1906-1981) Physiology or Medicine 1969
Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice (1902-1984) Physics 1933
Ehrlich, Paul (1854-1915) Physiology or Medicine 1908
Eigen, Manfred (*1927) Chemistry 1967
Eucken, Rudolf Christoph (1846-1926) Literature 1908
Fermi, Enrico (1901-54) Physics 1938
Franck, James (1882-1964) Physics 1925
Goeppert-Mayer, Maria (1906-1972) Physics 1963
Grass, Günter (*1927) Literature 1999
Greider, Carol (*1961) Physiology or Medicine 2009
Hahn, Otto (1879-1968) Chemistry 1944
Haworth, Walter Norman (1883-1950) Chemistry 1937
Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976) Physics 1932
Hell, Stefan (*1962) Chemistry 2014
Hertz, Gustav Ludwig Physics 1925
Herzberg, Gerhard (1904-1999) Chemistry 1971
Koch, Robert (1843-1910) Physiology or Medicine 1905
Krebs, Sir Hans Adolf (1900-1981) Physiology or Medicine 1953
Kroemer, Herbert (*1928) Physics 2000
Langmuir, Irving (1881-1957) Chemistry 1932
Laue, Max von (1879-1960) Physics 1914
Metschnikow, Ilja (1845-1916) Physiology or Medicine 1908
Millikan, Robert Andrews (1868-1953) Physics 1923
Neher, Erwin (*1944) Physiology or Medicine 1991
Nernst, Walther Hermann (1864-1941) Chemistry 1920
Paul, Wolfgang (1913-1993) Physics 1989
Pauli, Wolfgang (1900-1958) Physics 1945
Planck, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig (1858-1947) Physics 1918
Quidde, Ludwig (1858-1941) Nobel Peace Prize 1927
Richards, Theodore William (1868-1928) Chemistry 1914
Sakmann, Bert (*1942) Medicine 1991
Siegbahn, Karl Manne Georg (1886-1978) Physics 1924
Söderblom, Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Nobel Peace Prize 1930
Stark, Johannes (1874-1957) Physics 1919
Stern, Otto (1888-1969) Physics 1943
Südhof, Thomas C. (*1955) Physiology of Medicine 2013
Wallach, Otto (1847-1931) Chemistry 1910
Wien, Wilhelm Carl Werner (1864-1928) Physics 1911
Wigner, Eugene Paul (1902-1995) Physics 1963
Windaus, Adolf Otto Reinhold (1876-1959) Chemistry 1928
Zsigmondy, Richard Adolf (1865-1929) Chemistry 1925

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