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American Jewish Recipients of the Nobel Prize:

 


Introduction

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on October 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a chemist, engineer and industrialist. He invented dynamite and more powerful explosives.

He died on December 10, 1896, leaving the bulk of his estate to the Alfred Nobel Foundation. The Foundation announces the winners of the Nobel Prize every year on the date he died.

There are six categories of Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Nobel Prize in Physics, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize in Economics and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

This exhibit publicizes the great number of American Jews who have received this prestigious award and of their contributions to the United States of America and humanity.


Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel Prize in Physics
1961-Melvin Calvin 1907-Albert Abraham Michelson
1972-Christian Anfinsen 1921-Albert Einstein
1972-William Stein 1943-Otto Stern
1980-Paul Berg 1944-Isidore Isaac Rabi
1980-Walter Gilbert 1952-Felix Bloch
1981-Roald Hoffman 1959-Emilio Segre
1985-Herbert A. Hauptman 1960-Donald A. Glaser
1985-Jerome Karle 1961-Robert Hofstadter
2000-Alan Heeger 1963-Eugene Paul Wigner
2004-Irwin Rose 1965-Richard Feynman
2006-Roger Kornberg 1965-Julian Schwinger
  1967-Hans Bethe
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1969-Murray Gell-Man
1944-Herbert Spencer Gasser 1972-Leon Neil Cooper
1944-Joseph Erlanger 1978-Arno Allan Penzias
1946-Herman Joseph Muller 1979-Steven Weinberg
1947-Gerty Cori 1979-Sheldon Glashow
1952-Selman Waksman 1981-Arthur Schawlow
1958-Joshua Lederberg 1988-Leon Lederman
1959-Arthur Kornberg 1988-Melvin Schwartz
1967-George Wald 1988-Jack Steinberger
1968-Marshall Nirenberg 1990-Jerome Friedman
1970-Julius Axelrod 1995-Martin Perl
1975–David Baltimore 1995-Frederick Reines
1975-Howard Temin 1996-Douglas D. Osheroff
1976-Baruch Blumberg 1996-David M. Lee
1977-Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 2004-H. David Politzer
1978-Daniel Nathans 2004-David Gross
1985-Michael Stuart Brown 2005-Roy Glauber
1985-Joseph Goldstein  
1986-Stanley Cohen Nobel Prize in Economics
1988-Gertrude Elion 1970-Paul Samuelson
1989-Harold Varmus 1971-Simon Kuznets
1994-Alfred Gilman 1972-Kenneth Arrow
1994-Martin Rodbell 1973-Wassily Leontief
1997-Stanley B. Prusiner 1976-Milton Friedman
1998-Robert Furchgott 1978-Herbert Simon
2000-Paul Greengard 1980-Lawrence Klein
2002-H. Robert Horvitz 1985-Franco Modiglianni
2004-Richard Axel 1987-Robert Solow
  1990-Harry Markowitz
Nobel Prize in Literature 1990-Merton Miller
1976-Saul Bellow 1992-Gary Becker
1978-Isaac Bashevis Singer 1993-Robert Fogel
1987-Joseph Brodsky 1994-John Harsanyi
  1997-Robert Merton
Nobel Peace Prize 1997-Myron Scholes
1973-Henry Kissinger 2001-George Akerlof
  2001-Joseph Stiglitz
  2002-Daniel Kahneman
  2005-Robert Aumann
  2007-Leonid (Leo) Hurwiez
  2007-Eric Maskin
  2007-Roger Myerson
   


For other exhibits of interest, see Seymour "Sy" Brody's Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America Exhibits



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