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Nobel Prize Winners (18)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
Gerardus 't HooftPhysics1999"for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics"
Tobias Michael Carel AsserPeace1911
Nicolaas BloembergenPhysics1981"for their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy"
Paul J. CrutzenChemistry1995"for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone"
Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus DebyeChemistry1936"for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases"
Christiaan EijkmanMedicine1929"for his discovery of the antineuritic vitamin"
Willem EinthovenMedicine1924"for his discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram"
Heike Kamerlingh OnnesPhysics1913"for his investigations on the properties of matter at low temperatures which led, inter alia, to the production of liquid helium"
Tjalling C. KoopmansEconomics1975"for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources"
Hendrik Antoon LorentzPhysics1902"in recognition of the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena"
Nikolaas TinbergenMedicine1973"for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns"
Jan TinbergenEconomics1969"for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes"
Jacobus Henricus van 't HoffChemistry1901"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions"
Simon van der MeerPhysics1984"for their decisive contributions to the large project, which led to the discovery of the field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction"
Johannes Diderik van der WaalsPhysics1910"for his work on the equation of state for gases and liquids"
Martinus J.G. VeltmanPhysics1999"for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics"
Pieter ZeemanPhysics1902"in recognition of the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena"
Frits (Frederik) ZernikePhysics1953"for his demonstration of the phase contrast method, especially for his invention of the phase contrast microscope"

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Wolf Prize Winner#

NameCategoryYearMotivation
George E. UhlenbeckPhysics1979The 1979 wolf foundation prize in physics for his contributions to the discoveries of electron pair production and of the charged pion.
Jon J. van RoodMedicine1978THE 1978 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE AT MEDICINE The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided to award the first Wolf Prize in Medicine jointly for his contribution to the understanding of the complexity of the HL-A system in man and its implications in transplantation and in disease
Cornelis T. De WitAgriculture1983THE 1983/4 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE The Agriculture Prize Committee for 1983/4 has unanimously agreed to recommend that the award be made for his innovative contributions to the quantitative understanding of soil-water and other environmental interactions influencing crop growth and yield.