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Nobel Prize Winners

List of Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize is an award given to people or sometimes organisations, who have been recognised as having made outstanding achievements that benefit the whole of mankind. Originally there were 5 categories for which prizes were awarded; physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. Since 1968 a further category has been included; Economics.

Generally the prizes are awarded each year on December the 10th, ever since the Nobel foundation was set up. The Nobel prize was created due to the last wishes of Alfred Nobel in his will. Nobel was a Swedish industrialist who was famous for having invented dynamite. It is said that his reason for creating a prize to celebrate the best ideas that benefit society was a direct result of his unhappiness at having invented a substance so associated with destruction.

The Nobel prize winners are usually announced in October. This year the winners are announced on separate days from the 3rd to the 10th of October 2005

Year Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel Prize in Physics
2005Barry J. Marshall, J. Robin WarrenYves Chauvin, Richard Schrock, Robert GrubbsRoy J. Glauber, John L. Hall, Theodor W. Hansch
2004Richard Axel, Linda B. BuckAaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko, Irwin RoseDavid J. Gross, H. David Politzer, Frank Wilczek
2003Paul C. Lauterbur, Sir Peter MansfieldPeter Agre, Roderick MacKinnonAlexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg, Anthony J. Leggett
2002Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz, John E. SulstonJohn B. Fenn, Koichi Tanaka, Kurt WüthrichRaymond Davis Jr., Masatoshi Koshiba, Riccardo Giacconi
2001Leland H. Hartwell, Tim Hunt, Sir Paul NurseWilliam S. Knowles, Ryoji Noyori, K. Barry SharplessEric A. Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle, Carl E. Wieman
2000Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard, Eric R. KandelAlan Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid, Hideki ShirakawaZhores I. Alferov, Herbert Kroemer, Jack S. Kilby
1999Günter BlobelAhmed ZewailGerardus 't Hooft, Martinus J.G. Veltman
1998Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, Ferid MuradWalter Kohn, John PopleRobert B. Laughlin, Horst L. Störmer, Daniel C. Tsui
1997Stanley B. PrusinerPaul D. Boyer, John E. Walker, Jens C. SkouSteven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, William D. Phillips
1996Peter C. Doherty, Rolf M. ZinkernagelRobert F. Curl Jr., Sir Harold Kroto, Richard E. SmalleyDavid M. Lee, Douglas D. Osheroff, Robert C. Richardson
1995Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Eric F. WieschausPaul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, F. Sherwood RowlandMartin L. Perl, Frederick Reines
1994Alfred G. Gilman, Martin RodbellGeorge A. OlahBertram N. Brockhouse, Clifford G. Shull
1993Richard J. Roberts, Phillip A. SharpKary B. Mullis, Michael SmithRussell A. Hulse, Joseph H. Taylor Jr.
1992Edmond H. Fischer, Edwin G. KrebsRudolph A. MarcusGeorges Charpak
1991Erwin Neher, Bert SakmannRichard R. ErnstPierre-Gilles de Gennes
1990Joseph E. Murray, E. Donnall ThomasElias James CoreyJerome I. Friedman, Henry W. Kendall, Richard E. Taylor
1989J. Michael Bishop, Harold E. VarmusSidney Altman, Thomas R. CechNorman F. Ramsey, Hans G. Dehmelt, Wolfgang Paul
1988Sir James W. Black, Gertrude B. Elion, George H. HitchingsJohann Deisenhofer, Robert Huber, Hartmut MichelLeon M. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, Jack Steinberger
1987Susumu TonegawaDonald J. Cram, Jean-Marie Lehn, Charles J. PedersenJ. Georg Bednorz, K. Alex Müller
1986Stanley Cohen, Rita Levi-MontalciniDudley R. Herschbach, Yuan T. Lee, John C. PolanyiErnst Ruska, Gerd Binnig, Heinrich Rohrer
1985Michael S. Brown, Joseph L. GoldsteinHerbert A. Hauptman, Jerome KarleKlaus von Klitzing
1984Niels K. Jerne, Georges J.F. Köhler, César MilsteinBruce MerrifieldCarlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer
1983Barbara McClintockHenry TaubeSubramanyan Chandrasekhar, William A. Fowler
1982Sune K. Bergström, Bengt I. Samuelsson, John R. VaneAaron KlugKenneth G. Wilson
1981Roger W. Sperry, David H. Hubel, Torsten N. WieselKenichi Fukui, Roald HoffmannNicolaas Bloembergen, Arthur L. Schawlow, Kai M. Siegbahn
1980Baruj Benacerraf, Jean Dausset, George D. SnellPaul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick SangerJames Cronin, Val Fitch
1979Allan M. Cormack, Godfrey N. HounsfieldHerbert C. Brown, Georg WittigSheldon Glashow, Abdus Salam, Steven Weinberg
1978Werner Arber, Daniel Nathans, Hamilton O. SmithPeter MitchellPyotr Kapitsa, Arno Penzias, Robert Woodrow Wilson
1977Roger Guillemin, Andrew V. Schally, Rosalyn YalowIlya PrigoginePhilip W. Anderson, Sir Nevill F. Mott, John H. van Vleck
1976Baruch S. Blumberg, D. Carleton GajdusekWilliam LipscombBurton Richter, Samuel C.C. Ting
1975David Baltimore, Renato Dulbecco, Howard M. TeminJohn Cornforth, Vladimir PrelogAage N. Bohr, Ben R. Mottelson, James Rainwater
1974Albert Claude, Christian de Duve, George E. PaladePaul J. FloryMartin Ryle, Antony Hewish
1973Karl von Frisch, Konrad Lorenz, Nikolaas TinbergenErnst Otto Fischer, Geoffrey WilkinsonLeo Esaki, Ivar Giaever, Brian D. Josephson
1972Gerald M. Edelman, Rodney R. PorterChristian Anfinsen, Stanford Moore, William H. SteinJohn Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper, Robert Schrieffer
1971Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.Gerhard HerzbergDennis Gabor
1970Sir Bernard Katz, Ulf von Euler, Julius AxelrodLuis LeloirHannes Alfvén, Louis Néel
1969Max Delbrück, Alfred D. Hershey, Salvador E. LuriaDerek Barton, Odd HasselMurray Gell-Mann
1968Robert W. Holley, H. Gobind Khorana, Marshall W. NirenbergLars OnsagerLuis Alvarez
1967Ragnar Granit, Haldan K. Hartline, George WaldManfred Eigen, Ronald G.W. Norrish, George PorterHans Bethe
1966Peyton Rous, Charles B. HugginsRobert S. MullikenAlfred Kastler
1965François Jacob, André Lwoff, Jacques MonodRobert B. WoodwardSin-Itiro Tomonaga, Julian Schwinger, Richard P. Feynman
1964Konrad Bloch, Feodor LynenDorothy Crowfoot HodgkinCharles H. Townes, Nicolay G. Basov, Aleksandr M. Prokhorov
1963Sir John Eccles, Alan L. Hodgkin, Andrew F. HuxleyKarl Ziegler, Giulio NattaEugene Wigner, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, J. Hans D. Jensen
1962Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice WilkinsMax F. Perutz, John C. KendrewLev Landau
1961Georg von BékésyMelvin CalvinRobert Hofstadter, Rudolf Mössbauer
1960Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Peter MedawarWillard F. LibbyDonald A. Glaser
1959Severo Ochoa, Arthur KornbergJaroslav HeyrovskyEmilio Segrč, Owen Chamberlain
1958George Beadle, Edward Tatum, Joshua LederbergFrederick SangerPavel A. Cherenkov, Il´ja M. Frank, Igor Y. Tamm
1957Daniel BovetLord ToddChen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee
1956André F. Cournand, Werner Forssmann, Dickinson W. RichardsSir Cyril Hinshelwood, Nikolay SemenovWilliam B. Shockley, John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain
1955Hugo TheorellVincent du VigneaudWillis E. Lamb, Polykarp Kusch
1954John F. Enders, Thomas H. Weller, Frederick C. RobbinsLinus PaulingMax Born, Walther Bothe
1953Hans Krebs, Fritz LipmannHermann StaudingerFrits Zernike
1952Selman A. WaksmanArcher J.P. Martin, Richard L.M. SyngeFelix Bloch, E. M. Purcell
1951Max TheilerEdwin M. McMillan, Glenn T. SeaborgJohn Cockcroft, Ernest T.S. Walton
1950Edward C. Kendall, Tadeus Reichstein, Philip S. HenchOtto Diels, Kurt AlderCecil Powell
1949Walter Hess, Egas MonizWilliam F. GiauqueHideki Yukawa
1948Paul MüllerArne TiseliusPatrick M.S. Blackett
1947Carl Cori, Gerty Cori, Bernardo HoussaySir Robert RobinsonEdward V. Appleton
1946Hermann J. MullerJames B. Sumner, John H. Northrop, Wendell M. StanleyPercy W. Bridgman
1945Sir Alexander Fleming, Ernst B. Chain, Sir Howard FloreyArtturi VirtanenWolfgang Pauli
1944Joseph Erlanger, Herbert S. GasserOtto HahnIsidor Isaac Rabi
1943Henrik Dam, Edward A. DoisyGeorge de HevesyOtto Stern
1942no prize awardedno prize awardedno prize awarded
1941no prize awardedno prize awardedno prize awarded
1940no prize awardedno prize awardedno prize awarded
1939Gerhard DomagkAdolf Butenandt, Leopold RuzickaErnest Lawrence
1938Corneille HeymansRichard KuhnEnrico Fermi
1937Albert Szent-GyörgyiNorman Haworth, Paul KarrerClinton Davisson, George Paget Thomson
1936Sir Henry Dale, Otto LoewiPeter DebyeVictor F. Hess, Carl D. Anderson
1935Hans SpemannFrédéric Joliot, Irčne Joliot-CurieJames Chadwick
1934George H. Whipple, George R. Minot, William P. MurphyHarold C. Ureyno prize awarded
1933Thomas H. Morganno prize awardedErwin Schrödinger, Paul A.M. Dirac
1932Sir Charles Sherrington, Edgar AdrianIrving LangmuirWerner Heisenberg
1931Otto WarburgCarl Bosch, Friedrich Bergiusno prize awarded
1930Karl LandsteinerHans FischerVenkata Raman
1929Christiaan Eijkman, Sir Frederick HopkinsArthur Harden, Hans von Euler-ChelpinLouis de Broglie
1928Charles NicolleAdolf WindausOwen Willans Richardson
1927Julius Wagner-JaureggHeinrich WielandArthur H. Compton, C.T.R. Wilson
1926Johannes FibigerThe SvedbergJean Baptiste Perrin
1925no prize awardedRichard ZsigmondyJames Franck, Gustav Hertz
1924Willem Einthovenno prize awardedManne Siegbahn
1923Frederick G. Banting, John MacleodFritz PreglRobert A. Millikan
1922Archibald V. Hill, Otto MeyerhofFrancis W. AstonNiels Bohr
1921no prize awardedFrederick SoddyAlbert Einstein
1920August KroghWalther NernstCharles Edouard Guillaume
1919Jules Bordetno prize awardedJohannes Stark
1918no prize awardedFritz HaberMax Planck
1917no prize awardedno prize awardedCharles Glover Barkla
1916no prize awardedno prize awardedno prize awarded
1915no prize awardedRichard WillstätterWilliam Bragg, Lawrence Bragg
1914Robert BárányTheodore W. RichardsMax von Laue
1913Charles RichetAlfred WernerHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
1912Alexis CarrelVictor Grignard, Paul SabatierGustaf Dalén
1911Allvar GullstrandMarie CurieWilhelm Wien
1910Albrecht KosselOtto WallachJohannes Diderik van der Waals
1909Theodor KocherWilhelm OstwaldGuglielmo Marconi, Ferdinand Braun
1908Ilya Mechnikov, Paul EhrlichErnest RutherfordGabriel Lippmann
1907Alphonse LaveranEduard BuchnerAlbert A. Michelson
1906Camillo Golgi, Santiago Ramón y CajalHenri MoissanJ.J. Thomson
1905Robert KochAdolf von BaeyerPhilipp Lenard
1904Ivan PavlovSir William RamsayLord Rayleigh
1903Niels Ryberg FinsenSvante ArrheniusHenri Becquerel, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie
1902Ronald RossEmil FischerHendrik A. Lorentz, Pieter Zeeman
1901Emil von BehringJacobus H. van 't HoffWilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Nobel Laureates Continued

Year Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Peace Prize The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
2005Announced later this yearInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradeiRobert J. Aumann, Thomas C. Schelling
2004Elfriede JelinekWangari MaathaiFinn E. Kydland, Edward C. Prescott
2003J.M. CoetzeeShirin EbadiRobert F. Engle III, Clive W.J. Granger
2002Imre KertészJimmy CarterDaniel Kahneman, Vernon L. Smith
2001V.S. NaipaulUnited Nations, Kofi AnnanGeorge A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz
2000Gao XingjianKim Dae-jungJames J. Heckman, Daniel L. McFadden
1999Günter GrassMédecins Sans FrontičresRobert A. Mundell
1998José SaramagoJohn Hume, David TrimbleAmartya Sen
1997Dario FoInternational Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody WilliamsRobert C. Merton, Myron S. Scholes
1996Wislawa SzymborskaCarlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, José Ramos-HortaJames A. Mirrlees, William Vickrey
1995Seamus HeaneyJoseph Rotblat, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World AffairRobert E. Lucas Jr.
1994Kenzaburo OeYasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak RabinJohn C. Harsanyi, John F. Nash Jr., Reinhard Selten
1993Toni MorrisonNelson Mandela, F.W. de KlerkRobert W. Fogel, Douglass C. North
1992Derek WalcottRigoberta Menchú TumGary S. Becker
1991Nadine GordimerAung San Suu KyiRonald H. Coase
1990Octavio PazMikhail GorbachevHarry M. Markowitz, Merton H. Miller, William F. Sharpe
1989Camilo José CelaThe 14th Dalai LamaTrygve Haavelmo
1988Naguib MahfouzUnited Nations Peacekeeping ForcesMaurice Allais
1987Joseph BrodskyOscar Arias SánchezRobert M. Solow
1986Wole SoyinkaElie WieselJames M. Buchanan Jr.
1985Claude SimonInternational Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear WarFranco Modigliani
1984Jaroslav SeifertDesmond TutuRichard Stone
1983William GoldingLech WalesaGerard Debreu
1982Gabriel García MárquezAlva Myrdal, Alfonso García RoblesGeorge J. Stigler
1981Elias CanettiOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesJames Tobin
1980Czeslaw MiloszAdolfo Pérez EsquivelLawrence R. Klein
1979Odysseus ElytisMother TeresaTheodore W. Schultz, Sir Arthur Lewis
1978Isaac Bashevis SingerAnwar al-Sadat, Menachem BeginHerbert A. Simon
1977Vicente AleixandreAmnesty InternationalBertil Ohlin, James E. Meade
1976Saul BellowBetty Williams, Mairead CorriganMilton Friedman
1975Eugenio MontaleAndrei SakharovLeonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich, Tjalling C. Koopmans
1974Eyvind Johnson, Harry MartinsonSeán MacBride, Eisaku SatoGunnar Myrdal, Friedrich August von Hayek
1973Patrick WhiteHenry Kissinger, Le Duc ThoWassily Leontief
1972Heinrich BöllNo prize awardedJohn R. Hicks, Kenneth J. Arrow
1971Pablo NerudaWilly BrandtSimon Kuznets
1970Alexandr SolzhenitsynNorman BorlaugPaul A. Samuelson
1969Samuel BeckettInternational Labour OrganizationRagnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen
1968Yasunari KawabataRené Cassin 
1967Miguel Angel Asturiasno prize awarded 
1966Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachsno prize awarded 
1965Mikhail SholokhovUnited Nations Children's Fund 
1964Jean-Paul SartreMartin Luther King 
1963Giorgos SeferisInternational Committee of the Red Cross, League of Red Cross S 
1962John SteinbeckLinus Pauling 
1961Ivo AndricDag Hammarskjöld 
1960Saint-John PerseAlbert Lutuli 
1959Salvatore QuasimodoPhilip Noel-Baker 
1958Boris PasternakGeorges Pire 
1957Albert CamusLester Bowles Pearson 
1956Juan Ramón Jiménezno prize awarded 
1955Halldór Laxnessno prize awarded 
1954Ernest HemingwayOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
1953Winston ChurchillGeorge C. Marshall 
1952François MauriacAlbert Schweitzer 
1951Pär LagerkvistLéon Jouhaux 
1950Bertrand RussellRalph Bunche 
1949William FaulknerLord Boyd Orr 
1948T.S. Eliotno prize awarded 
1947André GideFriends Service Council, American Friends Service Committee 
1946Hermann HesseEmily Greene Balch, John R. Mott 
1945Gabriela MistralCordell Hull 
1944Johannes V. JensenInternational Committee of the Red Cross 
1943no prize awardedno prize awarded 
1942no prize awardedno prize awarded 
1941no prize awardedno prize awarded 
1940no prize awardedno prize awarded 
1939Frans Eemil Sillanpääno prize awarded 
1938Pearl BuckNansen International Office for Refugees 
1937Roger Martin du GardRobert Cecil 
1936Eugene O'NeillCarlos Saavedra Lamas 
1935no prize awardedCarl von Ossietzky 
1934Luigi PirandelloArthur Henderson 
1933Ivan BuninSir Norman Angell 
1932John Galsworthyno prize awarded 
1931Erik Axel KarlfeldtJane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler 
1930Sinclair LewisNathan Söderblom 
1929Thomas MannFrank B. Kellogg 
1928Sigrid Undsetno prize awarded 
1927Henri BergsonFerdinand Buisson, Ludwig Quidde 
1926Grazia DeleddaAristide Briand, Gustav Stresemann 
1925George Bernard ShawSir Austen Chamberlain, Charles G. Dawes 
1924Wladyslaw Reymontno prize awarded 
1923William Butler Yeatsno prize awarded 
1922Jacinto BenaventeFridtjof Nansen 
1921Anatole FranceHjalmar Branting, Christian Lange 
1920Knut HamsunLéon Bourgeois 
1919Carl SpittelerWoodrow Wilson 
1918no prize awardedno prize awarded 
1917Karl Gjellerup, Henrik PontoppidanInternational Committee of the Red Cross 
1916Verner von Heidenstamno prize awarded 
1915Romain Rollandno prize awarded 
1914The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize sectionno prize awarded 
1913Rabindranath TagoreHenri La Fontaine 
1912Gerhart HauptmannElihu Root 
1911Maurice MaeterlinckTobias Asser, Alfred Fried 
1910Paul HeysePermanent International Peace Bureau 
1909Selma LagerlöfAuguste Beernaert, Paul Henri d'Estournelles de Constant 
1908Rudolf EuckenKlas Pontus Arnoldson, Fredrik Bajer 
1907Rudyard KiplingErnesto Teodoro Moneta, Louis Renault 
1906Giosuč CarducciTheodore Roosevelt 
1905Henryk SienkiewiczBertha von Suttner 
1904Frédéric Mistral, José EchegarayInstitute of International Law 
1903Bjřrnstjerne BjřrnsonRandal Cremer 
1902Theodor MommsenÉlie Ducommun, Albert Gobat 
1901Sully PrudhommeHenry Dunant, Frédéric Passy 
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