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Nobel Laureates

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Kip S. Thorne WF '62 | Co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics (Photo by Konstantin Malanchev)
George A. Akerlof WF ’62
Co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics
“for analyses of markets with asymmetric information”
University Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy • Georgetown University
Koshland Professor of Economics, Emeritus • The University of California at Berkeley

Gary S. Becker WF ’51 (deceased)
Recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics
“for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis”
University Professor, Department of Economics and Sociology and
Professor, Graduate School of Business • The University of Chicago

Steven Chu WF ’70
Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics (with William D. Phillips, below)
“for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of
Molecular & Cellular Physiology • Stanford University Medical School

James J. Heckman WF ’65
Co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics
“for his development of theory and methods for analyzing selective samples”
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics • The University of Chicago

Roald Hoffmann WF ’58
Co-recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“for his theory concerning the course of chemical reactions”
Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor in Humane Letters, Department of Chemistry
and Chemical Biology • Cornell University

H. Robert Horvitz WF ’68
Co-recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
“for discoveries concerning ‘genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death’ ”
David H. Koch Professor; Member, McGovern Institute for Brain Research • MIT

Roger D. Kornberg WF ’67
Recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“for studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription”
Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Medicine • Stanford University School of Medicine

Robert E. Lucas, Jr. WF ’67
Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Economics
“for having developed and applied the hypothesis of rational expectations”
John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor of Economics • The University of Chicago

John C. Mather WF ’68
Co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
“for discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy
of the cosmic microwave background radiation”
Senior Project Scientist • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

William D. Phillips WF ’70
Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Steven Chu, above)
“for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”
Fellow • National Institute of Standards and Technology

H. David Politzer WF ’69
Co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics
“for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction”
Professor of Physics • California Institute of Technology

Thomas J. Sargent WF H ’64
Co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics
“for empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy”
W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business • New York University

Joseph H. Taylor, Jr. WF ’63
Co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics
“for the discovery of a new type of pulsar”
Dean of the Faculty/James S. McDonnell Distinguished
Professor of Physics, Emeritus • Princeton University

Kip S. Thorne WF ’62
Co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
“for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus • California Institute of Technology
Co-founder • Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Harold E. Varmus WF ’61
Co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
“for the discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes”
Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine • Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine

last updated October 2017


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