List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley

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This is an alphabetical table of Nobel laureates associated with the University of California, Berkeley, including current and former faculty members and researchers as well as graduates. As of 2013, 72 Nobel laureates have been associated with Berkeley.

Berkeley currently has nine Nobel laureates on its faculty, out of the twenty-five full-time faculty members who have won the Prize.

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Name Year Prize Affiliation with UC Berkeley
Akerlof, GeorgeGeorge Akerlof (1940– ) 2001 Economics Professor of Economics (1966–1978, 1980– )
Alvarez, Luis WalterLuis Walter Alvarez (1911–1988) 1968 Physics Professor of Physics (1936–88)
Arber, WernerWerner Arber (1929– ) 1978 Medicine Researcher (1963), Visiting Professor of Molecular Biology (1970–1971)
Blackburn, ElizabethElizabeth Blackburn (1948– ) 2009 Medicine Professor of Molecular Biology (1978–1990)
Bloch, FelixFelix Bloch (1905–1983) 1952 Physics Cyclotron researcher (1939)
Brenner, SydneySydney Brenner (1927– ) 2002 Medicine Researcher (1953), Founder of the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley (1996)
Calvin, MelvinMelvin Calvin (1911–1997) 1961 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1947–1997)
Cech, ThomasThomas Cech (1947– ) 1989 Chemistry PhD 1975
Chamberlain, OwenOwen Chamberlain (1920–2006) 1959 Physics Professor of Physics (1958–2006)
Chu, StevenSteven Chu (1948– ) 1997 Physics PhD 1976, Berkeley Lab Director (2004– )
Cronin, JamesJames Cronin (1931– ) 1980 Physics Researcher at Berkeley Bevatron (1958)
Curl, RobertRobert Curl (1933– ) 1996 Chemistry PhD 1950
Debreu, GérardGérard Debreu (1921–2004) 1983 Economics Professor of Economics (1962–2004)
Diamond, PeterPeter Diamond (1940–) 2010 Economics Professor of Economics (1964–1966)
Erlanger, JosephJoseph Erlanger (1895–1965) 1944 Medicine BS 1895
Fire, AndrewAndrew Fire (1959– ) 2006 Medicine BA 1978
Gennes, Pierre-Gilles dePierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932– ) 1991 Physics Postdoctoral 1959
Giauque, WilliamWilliam Giauque (1895–1982) 1949 Chemistry BS 1920, PhD 1922, Professor of Chemistry (1922–1982)
Glaser, Donald A.Donald A. Glaser (1926– ) 1960 Physics Professor of Physics (1957– )
Glashow, Sheldon LeeSheldon Lee Glashow (1932– ) 1979 Physics Professor of Physics (1960–1966)
Greider, CarolCarol Greider (1961– ) 2009 Medicine PhD 1987, Molecular Biology
Gross, DavidDavid Gross (1941– ) 2004 Physics PhD 1966
Harsanyi, JohnJohn Harsanyi (1920–2000) 1994 Economics Professor of Economics (1964–2000)
Heeger, Alan J.Alan J. Heeger (1936– ) 2000 Chemistry PhD 1961
Herschbach, Dudley R.Dudley R. Herschbach (1932– ) 1986 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1959–63)
Kahneman, DanielDaniel Kahneman (1934– ) 2002 Economics PhD 1961, Professor of Psychology (1986–1994)
Klein, LawrenceLawrence Klein (1920–2013) 1980 Economics BA 1942
Kornberg, ArthurArthur Kornberg (1918–2007) 1959 Medicine Research investigator (1951)
Lamb, WillisWillis Lamb (1913–2008) 1955 Physics BS 1934, PhD 1938
Laughlin, Robert B.Robert B. Laughlin (1950– ) 1998 Physics BS 1972
Lawrence, ErnestErnest Lawrence (1901–1958) 1939 Physics Professor of Physics (1930–1958), Radiation Lab director (1936–1958)
Lee, Tsung-DaoTsung-Dao Lee (1926– ) 1957 Physics Research Associate and Instructor (1950–51)
Lee, Yuan T.Yuan T. Lee (1936– ) 1986 Chemistry PhD 1965, Professor of Chemistry (1974– )
Libby, WillardWillard Libby (1908–1980) 1960 Chemistry BS 1931, PhD 1933, Lecturer (1933–41)
Mather, John C.John C. Mather (1945– ) 2006 Physics PhD 1974
McFadden, DanielDaniel McFadden (1937– ) 2000 Economics Professor of Economics (1963–1979, 1990– )
McMillan, EdwinEdwin McMillan (1907–1991) 1951 Physics Professor of Chemistry (1946–1991)
Miłosz, CzesławCzesław Miłosz (1911–2004) 1980 Literature Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature (1961–2004)
Molina, Mario J.Mario J. Molina (1943– ) 1995 Chemistry PhD 1972
Mullis, KaryKary Mullis (1944– ) 1993 Chemistry PhD 1972
North, DouglassDouglass North (1920– ) 1993 Economics BA 1942, PhD 1952
Northrop, John HowardJohn Howard Northrop (1891–1987) 1946 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1949–1987)
Perlmutter, SaulSaul Perlmutter (1959– ) 2011 Physics PhD 1986, Professor of Physics & LBNL Astrophysicist
Prusiner, Stanley B.Stanley B. Prusiner (1942– ) 1997 Medicine Professor of Virology in Residence (1984– )
Riess, AdamAdam Riess (1969– ) 2011 Physics Miller Fellow (1996–98)
Sargent, Thomas J.Thomas J. Sargent (1943– ) 2011 Economics BA 1964
Schekman, Randy W.Randy W. Schekman (1948– ) 2013 Medicine Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology (1976-)
Schelling, ThomasThomas Schelling (1921– ) 2005 Economics BA 1944
Schwinger, JulianJulian Schwinger (1918–1994) 1965 Physics Research fellow (1939–1941)
Seaborg, Glenn T.Glenn T. Seaborg (1912–1999) 1951 Chemistry PhD 1937, Professor of Chemistry (1937–1999), Chancellor (1958–1961)
Segrè, Emilio G.Emilio G. Segrè (1905–1989) 1959 Physics Radiation Lab 1938–46, Professor of Physics (1946–1989)
Sen, AmartyaAmartya Sen (1933– ) 1998 Economics Researcher (1964–1965)
Simon, Herbert A.Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001) 1978 Economics Research Director (1939–1942)
Sims, Christopher A.Christopher A. Sims (1942–) 2011 Economics Post-doctoral student (1963–1964) [1]
Smith, Hamilton O.Hamilton O. Smith (1931– ) 1978 Medicine BS 1952
Smoot, GeorgeGeorge Smoot (1945– ) 2006 Physics Professor of Physics (1994– )
Stanley, Wendell MeredithWendell Meredith Stanley (1904–1971) 1946 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1948–1971)
Steinberger, JackJack Steinberger (1921– ) 1988 Physics Researcher (1949–1950)
Stern, OttoOtto Stern (1888–1969) 1939 Physics Professor, LLD 1930
Taube, HenryHenry Taube (1915–2005) 1983 Chemistry PhD 1940, Instructor (1940–41)
Taylor, Richard E.Richard E. Taylor (1930– ) 1990 Physics Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1961–62)
Townes, Charles HardCharles Hard Townes (1915– ) 1964 Physics Professor of Physics (1967– )
Tsien, Roger Y.Roger Y. Tsien (1952– ) 2008 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1982–89)
Urey, HaroldHarold Urey (1893–1981) 1934 Chemistry PhD 1923
Waksman, SelmanSelman Waksman (1918–1973) 1952 Medicine PhD 1918
Weinberg, StevenSteven Weinberg (1933– ) 1979 Physics Researcher (1959–66)
Wilkins, MauriceMaurice Wilkins (1916–2004) 1962 Medicine Manhattan Project (1941–1945)
Wilkinson, GeoffreyGeoffrey Wilkinson (1921–1996) 1973 Chemistry Radiation Lab (1946–1949)
Williamson, Oliver E.Oliver E. Williamson (1932– ) 2009 Economics Professor of Business, Economics & Law (1963–65 and 1988– )
Wineland, DavidDavid Wineland (1944– ) 2012 Physics BS 1965
Wüthrich, KurtKurt Wüthrich (1938– ) 2002 Chemistry Research investigator (1965)
Zewail, AhmedAhmed Zewail (1946– ) 1999 Chemistry Researcher (1974–1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kathleen Maclay (2011-10-10). "Nobel wiiners in economics share a UC Berkeley past". UC Berkeley News Center. 

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