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170 Jewish Nobel Prize Winners

Albert Einstein

Nobel Prizes are awarded by the Nobel Foundation of Sweden to men and women who have rendered the greatest service to humankind.

Between the years 1901 and 2011, around 850 laureates have been awarded Nobel Prizes.

 Of the 850 laureates, at least 170 are Jews.

Less than half of one percent of the world’s population is Jewish.


In 2011, five Jewish laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize:

Daniel  Schechtman
Saul  Perlmutter
Adam Riess
Ralph Steinman
Bruce Beutler

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
  • 2001 – Imre Kertesz
  • 2005 – Harold Pinter

World 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 – Herbert Hauptman
  • 1985 – Jerome Karle
  • 1989 – Sidney Altman
  • 1992 – Rudolph Marcus
  • 1998 – Walter Kohn
  • 2004 – Avram Hershko, Aaron Ciechanover, Irwin Rose
  • 2006 – Roger Kornberg
  • 2009 – Ada Yonath
  • 2011 – Daniel Schechtman

Economics

  • 1970 – Paul Samuelson
  • 1971 – Simon Kuznets
  • 1972 – Kenneth Arrow
  • 1973 – Wassily Leontief
  • 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
  • 2010 – Peter Diamond

Medicine

  • 1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
    & Paul Ehrlich
  • 1914 – Robert Barany
  • 1922 – Otto Meyerhof
  • 1930 – Karl Landsteiner
  • 1931 – Otto Warburg
  • 1936 – Otto Loewi
  • 1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
  • 1944 – Joseph Erlanger
  • 1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
  • 1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
  • 1947 – Gerty Cori*
  • 1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
  • 1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
  • 1953 – Hans Krebs & Fritz Lipmann
  • 1958 – Joshua Lederberg
  • 1959 – Arthur Kornberg
  • 1964 – Konrad Bloch
  • 1965 – Francois Jacob
    & Andre Lwoff
  • 1967 – George Wald
  • 1968 – Marshall Nirenberg
  • 1969 – Salvador Luria
  • 1970 – Julius Axelrod & Bernard Katz
  • 1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
  • 1975 – David Baltimore &
    Howard Temin
  • 1976 – Baruch Blumberg
  • 1977 – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
    & Andrew V. Schally
  • 1978 – Daniel Nathans
  • 1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
  • 1984 – Cesar Milstein
  • 1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
    & Joseph Goldstein
  • 1986 – Stanley Cohen
    & Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 1988 – Gertrude Elion
  • 1989 – Harold Varmus
  • 1994 – Alfred Gilman
    & Martin Rodbell
  • 1997- Stanley B. Prusiner
  • 1998 – Robert Furchgott
  • 2000 – Paul Greengard &
    Eric Kandel
  • 2002 – H. Robert Horvitz &
    Sydney Brenner
  • 2004 – Richard Axel
  • 2006 – Andrew Fire
  • 2011 – Ralph Marvin
    Steinman
  • 2011 – Bruce Beutler

Physics

  • 1907 – Albert Abraham
    Michelson
  • 1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
  • 1921 – Albert Einstein
  • 1922 – Niels Bohr
  • 1925 – James Franck &
    Gustav Hertz
  • 1943 – Otto Stern
  • 1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
  • 1945 – Wolfgang Pauli
  • 1952 – Felix Bloch
  • 1954 – Max Born#
  • 1958 – Igor Tamm & Il’ja Mikhailovich Frank
  • 1959 – Emilio Segrè
  • 1960 – Donald A. Glaser
  • 1961 – Robert Hofstadter
  • 1962 – Lev Davidovich
    Landau
  • 1963 – Eugene Wigner
  • 1965 – Richard Feynman &
    Julian Schwinger
  • 1967 – Hans Bethe
  • 1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
  • 1971 – Dennis Gabor
  • 1972 – Leon Cooper
  • 1973 – Brian David Josephson
  • 1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
  • 1976 – Burton Richter
  • 1978 – Arno Penzias; Pyotr Kapitsa
  • 1979 – Stephen Weinberg; Sheldon Glashow
  • 1988 – Leon Lederman; Melvin Schwartz; Jack Steinberger
  • 1990 – Jerome Friedman
  • 1992- Georges Charpak
  • 1995 – Martin Perl ; Fredrick Reines
  • 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
  • 2011 – Saul Perlmutter
  • 2011 – Adam Riess
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