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Jewish Biographies:
Nobel Prize Laureates


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Established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, the Nobel Prize is a set of annual awards bestowed upon individuals in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances in six categories - Literature, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, World Peace, and Medicine.

Between 1901 and 2013, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to approximately 855 laureates.
At least 193 (22%) of them have been Jewish.

Literature


Yitzhak Rabin (right) and Shimon Peres accept the 1994 Nobel Prize in World Peace

Medicine

World Peace


Israeli mathmatician Robert Israel Aumann (second from right) accepts the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics

Chemistry


Israeli Dan Schechtman (left) accepts the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


American Saul Perlmutter poses with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Economics

 

Physics


Notes:
^ - Pasternak was forced to decline the prize by the Soviet Union
* - Jewish father, non-Jewish mother
° - Anfinsen converted to Judaism later in life; Cori converted to Roman Catholicism

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