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Nobel Prize Winners (25)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
Isamu AkasakiPhysics2014"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"
Hiroshi AmanoPhysics2014"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"
Leo EsakiPhysics1973"for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively"
Kenichi FukuiChemistry1981"for their theories, developed independently, concerning the course of chemical reactions"
Kazuo IshiguroLiterature2017"who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world"
Takaaki KajitaPhysics2015"for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass"
Yasunari KawabataLiterature1968"for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind"
Makoto KobayashiPhysics2008"for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature"
Masatoshi KoshibaPhysics2002"for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos"
Toshihide MaskawaPhysics2008"for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature"
Shuji NakamuraPhysics2014"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"
Yoichiro NambuPhysics2008"for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics"
Ryoji NoyoriChemistry2001"for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions"
Kenzaburo OeLiterature1994"who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today"
Yoshinori OhsumiMedicine2016"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy"
Satoshi ŌmuraMedicine2015"for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites"
Eisaku SatoPeace1974
Osamu ShimomuraChemistry2008"for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP"
Hideki ShirakawaChemistry2000"for the discovery and development of conductive polymers"
Akira SuzukiChemistry2010"for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis"
Koichi TanakaChemistry2002"for their development of soft desorption ionisation methods for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules"
Sin-Itiro TomonagaPhysics1965"for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles"
Susumu TonegawaMedicine1987"for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity"
Shinya YamanakaMedicine2012"for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
Hideki YukawaPhysics1949"for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces"