List of Nobel Prize Winners in Physics (1901-2016)


Nobel Prizes :
 This award was set up in 1900 under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel. Alfred Nobel was an unmarried Swedish scientist and chemical engineer who discovered Nitroglycerine and its use in the manufacture of dynamics in 1866. This award was instituted in 1901 and is given annually to those persons who have made outstanding contribution in literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, peace and economics. Nobel Prize For Economic Science has been instituted from 1969.

The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of Physics.

Here is the full list of the Nobel laureates in Physics—

2016 : David J. Thouless (US), F. Duncan M. Haldane (US) and John M. Kosterlitz (US)
2015 : Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur B. McDonald (Canada)
2014 : Isamu Akasaki (Japan), Hiroshi Amano (Japan) and Shuji Nakamura (US)
2013 : François Englert (Belgium) and Peter Higgs (UK)
2012 : Serge Haroche (France) and David J. Wineland (US)
2011 : Saul Perlmutter (US), Brian P. Schmidt (US) and Adam G. Riess (US)
2010 : Andre Geim (UK) and Konstantin Novoselov (Russia)
2009 : Charles K. Kao (UK), Willard S. Boyle (US) and George E. Smith (US)
2008 : Makoto Kobayashi (Japan), Toshihide Maskawa (Japan) and Yoichiro Nambu (US)
2007 : Albert Fert (France) and Peter Grünberg (Germany)
2006 : John C. Mather (US) and George F. Smoot (US)
2005 : Roy J. Glauber (US), John L. Hall (US) and Theodor W. Hänsch (Germany)
2004 : David J. Gross (US), Hugh David Politzer (US) and Frank Wilczek (US)
2003 : Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (US), VItaly Lazarevich Ginzburg (Russia) and Anthony James Leggett (US)

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2002 : Raymond Davis, Jr. (US), Masatoshi Koshiba (Japan) and Riccardo Giacconi (US)
2001 : Eric Allin Cornell (US), Carl Edwin Wieman (US) and Wolfgang Ketterle (Germany)
2000 : Zhores Ivanovich Alferov (Russia), Herbert Kroemer (Germany) and Jack St. Clair Kilby (US)
1999 : Gerard 't Hooft (Netherlands) and Martinus J. G. Veltman (Netherlands)
1998 : Robert B. Laughlin (US), Horst Ludwig Störmer (Germany) and Daniel Chee Tsui (US)
1997 : Steven Chu (US) and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (France) and William Daniel Phillips (US)
1996 : David Morris Lee (US), Douglas D. Osheroff (US) and Robert Coleman Richardson (US)
1995 : Martin Lewis Perl (US) and Frederick Reines (US)
1994 : Bertram Brockhouse (Canada) and Clifford Glenwood Shull (US)
1993 : Russell Alan Hulse (US) and Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. (US)
1992 : Georges Charpak (France)
1991 : Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (France)
1990 : Jerome I. Friedman (US), Henry Way Kendall (US) and Richard E. Taylor (Canada)
1989 : Norman Foster Ramsey (US), Hans Georg Dehmelt (US) and Wolfgang Paul (West Germany)
1988 : Leon Max Lederman (US), Melvin Schwartz (US) and Jack Steinberger (US)
1987 : Johannes Georg Bednorz (West Germany) and Karl Alexander Müller (Switzerland)
1986 : Ernst Ruska (West Germany), Gerd Binnig (West Germany) and Heinrich Rohrer (Switzerland)
1985 : Klaus von Klitzing (West Germany)
1984 : Carlo Rubbia (Italy) and Simon van der Meer (Netherlands)
1983 : Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (US) and William Alfred Fowler (US)
1982 : Kenneth G. Wilson (US)
1981 : Nicolaas Bloembergen (US), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (US) and Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn (Sweden)
1980 : James Watson Cronin (US) and Val Logsdon Fitch (US)
1979 : Sheldon Lee Glashow (US), Abdus Salam (Pakistan) and Steven Weinberg (US)
1978 : Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (Soviet Union), Arno Allan Penzias (US) and Robert Woodrow Wilson (US)
1977 : Philip Warren Anderson (US), Nevill Francis Mott (UK) and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (US)
1976 : Burton Richter (US) and Samuel Chao Chung Ting (US)
1975 : Aage Bohr (Denmark), Ben Roy Mottelson (Denmark) and Leo James Rainwater (US)
1974 : Martin Ryle (UK) and Antony Hewish (UK)
1973 : Leo Esaki (Japan), Ivar Giaever (US) and Brian David Josephson (UK)
1972 : John Bardeen (US), Leon Neil Cooper (US) and John Robert Schrieffer (US)
1971 : Dennis Gabor (UK)
1970 : Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (Sweden) and Louis Néel (France)
1969 : Murray Gell-Mann (US)
1968 : Luis Walter Alvarez (US)
1967 : Hans Albrecht Bethe (US)
1966 : Alfred Kastler (France)
1965 : Richard Phillips Feynman (US), Julian Schwinger (US) and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga (Japan)
1964 : Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov (Soviet Union), Alexander Prokhorov (Soviet Union) and Charles Hard Townes (US)
1963 : Eugene Paul Wigner (US), Maria Goeppert-Mayer (US) and J. Hans D. Jensen (West Germany)
1962 : Lev Davidovich Landau (Soviet Union)
1961 : Robert Hofstadter (US) and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (West Germany)
1960 : Donald Arthur Glaser (US)
1959 : Emilio Gino Segrè (Italy) and Owen Chamberlain (US)
1958 : Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Soviet Union), Ilya Frank (Soviet Union) and Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm (Soviet Union)
1957 : Tsung-Dao Lee (US) and Chen Ning Yang (US)
1956 : John Bardeen (US), Walter Houser Brattain (US) and William Bradford Shockley (US)
1955 : Willis Eugene Lamb (US) and Polykarp Kusch (US)
1954 : Max Born (UK) and Walther Bothe (West Germany)
1953 : Frits Zernike (Netherlands)
1952 : Felix Bloch (US) and Edward Mills Purcell (US)
1951 : John Douglas Cockcroft (UK) and Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton(Ireland)
1950 : Cecil Frank Powell (UK)
1949 : Hideki Yukawa (Japan)
1948 : Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (UK)
1947 : Edward Victor Appleton (UK)
1946 : Percy Williams Bridgman (US)
1945 : Wolfgang Pauli (Austria)
1944 : Isidor Isaac Rabi (US)
1943 : Otto Stern (US)
1942 : Not awarded
1941 : Not awarded
1940 : Not awarded
1939 : Ernest Lawrence (US)
1938 : Enrico Fermi (Italy)
1937 : Clinton Joseph Davisson (US) and George Paget Thomson (UK)
1936 : Victor Francis Hess (Austria) and
1935 : James Chadwick (UK)
1934 : Not awarded
1933 : Erwin Schrödinger (Austria) and Paul Dirac (UK)
1932 : Werner Heisenberg (Germany)
1931 : Not awarded
1930 : Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (India)
1929 : Louis Victor Pierre Raymond, 7th Duc de Broglie (France)
1928 : Owen Willans Richardson (UK)
1927 : Arthur Holly Compton (US) and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (UK)
1926 : Jean Baptiste Perrin (France)
1925 : James Franck (Germany) and Gustav Hertz (Germany)
1924 : Manne Siegbahn (Sweden)
1923 : Robert Andrews Millikan (US)
1922 : Niels Bohr (Denmark)
1921 : Albert Einstein (Germany)
1920 : Charles Édouard Guillaume (Switzerland)
1919 : Johannes Stark (Germany)
1918 : Max Planck (Germany)
1917 : Charles Glover Barkla (UK)
1916 : Not awarded
1915 : William Henry Bragg (UK) and William Lawrence Bragg (UK)
1914 : Max von Laue (Germany)
1913 : Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes (Netherlands)
1912 : Nils Gustaf Dalén (Sweden)
1911 : Wilhelm Wien (Germany)
1910 : Johannes Diderik van der Waals (Netherlands)
1909 : Guglielmo Marconi (Italy) and Karl Ferdinand Braun (Germany)
1908 : Gabriel Lippmann (France)
1907 : Albert Abraham Michelson (US)
1906 : Joseph John Thomson (UK)
1905 : Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard (Germany)
1904 : Lord Rayleigh (UK)
1903 : Antoine Henri Becquerel (France), Pierre Curie (France) and Maria Skłodowska-Curie (France)
1902 : Hendrik Lorentz (Netherlands) and Pieter Zeeman (Netherlands)
1901 : Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (Germany)

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