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World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (29)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
Werner ArberMedicine1978"for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics"
J. Georg BednorzPhysics1987"for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials"
Gerd BinnigPhysics1986"for their design of the scanning tunneling microscope"
Felix BlochPhysics1952"for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith"
Daniel BovetMedicine1957"for his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit the action of certain body substances, and especially their action on the vascular system and the skeletal muscles"
Georges CharpakPhysics1992"for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber"
Élie DucommunPeace1902
Jean Henry DunantPeace1901
Richard R. ErnstChemistry1991"for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy"
Charles Albert GobatPeace1902
Charles Edouard GuillaumePhysics1920"in recognition of the service he has rendered to precision measurements in Physics by his discovery of anomalies in nickel steel alloys"
Walter Rudolf HessMedicine1949"for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs"
Niels K. JerneMedicine1984"for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies"
Paul KarrerChemistry1937"for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2"
Emil Theodor KocherMedicine1909"for his work on the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland"
Georges J.F. KöhlerMedicine1984"for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies"
K. Alexander MüllerPhysics1987"for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials"
Paul Hermann MüllerMedicine1948"for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods"
Vladimir PrelogChemistry1975"for his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions"
Tadeus ReichsteinMedicine1950"for their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects"
Heinrich RohrerPhysics1986"for their design of the scanning tunneling microscope"
Carlo RubbiaPhysics1984"for their decisive contributions to the large project, which led to the discovery of the field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction"
Leopold RuzickaChemistry1939"for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes"
Carl Friedrich Georg SpittelerLiterature1919"in special appreciation of his epic, Olympian Spring"
Jack SteinbergerPhysics1988"for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino"
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"
Alfred WernerChemistry1913"in recognition of his work on the linkage of atoms in molecules by which he has thrown new light on earlier investigations and opened up new fields of research especially in inorganic chemistry"
Kurt WüthrichChemistry2002"for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution"
Rolf M. ZinkernagelMedicine1996"for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence"

Partial List of Famous People#

Wolf Prize Winner#

NameCategoryYearMotivation
Albert EschenmoserChemistry1986THE 1986 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY The Chemistry Prize Committee for 1986 has unanimously decided to recommend that the Wolf Prize in Chemistry be awarded for outstanding research on the synthesis, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms for formation of natural products, especially Vitamin-B12.
Duilio ArigoniChemistry1989THE 1989 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY The Chemistry Prize committee has unanimously selected the following candidate to equally share the 1989 Wolf Prize in Chemistry: for his fundamental contributions to the elucidation of the mechanism of enzymic reactions and of the biosynthesis of natural products, in particular the pigments of life.
Richard R. ErnstChemistry1991THE 1991 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY The Chemistry Prize Committee has unanimously selected the following candidates to equally share the Wolf Prize for 1991: for his revolutionary contributions to NMR spectroscopy, especially Fourier- transform and two-dimensional NMR by Ernst.
Valentine L. TelegdiPhysics1991THE 1991 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN PHYSICS for their separate seminal contributions to nuclear and particle physics, particularly those concerning the weak interactions involving leptons.