List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara

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The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.[1] They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. Another prize, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, for contributors to the field of economics.[2] Each prize is awarded by a separate committee; the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Economics, the Karolinska Institute awards the Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the Prize in Peace.[3] Each recipient receives a medal, a diploma and a cash prize that has varied throughout the years.[2] In 1901, the winners of the first Nobel Prizes were given 150,782 SEK, which is equal to 7,731,004 SEK in December 2007. In 2008, the winners were awarded a prize amount of 10,000,000 SEK.[4] The awards are presented in Stockholm in an annual ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death.[5]


This is a table of Nobel laureates associated with the University of California, Santa Barbara, including current and former faculty members and researchers as well as graduates. As of 2010, nine Nobel laureates are associated with the university. Santa Barbara currently has five Nobel laureates on its faculty, out of the seven full-time faculty members who have won the Prize.

Name Year Prize Affiliation with the University of California, Santa Barbara
Kohn, WalterWalter Kohn (1923- ) 1998 Chemistry Research Professor of Physics (1980-)
Kroemer, HerbertHerbert Kroemer (1928- ) 2000 Physics Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Materials (1976-)
Heeger, Alan J.Alan J. Heeger (1936- ) 2000 Chemistry Professor of Physics and of Materials (1982-)
Gross, David J.David J. Gross (1941- ) 2004 Physics Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (1982-)
Kydland, Finn E.Finn E. Kydland (1943- ) 2004 Economics Professor of Economics (2004-)
Greider, Carol W.Carol W. Greider (1961- ) 2009 Physiology or Medicine B.A. in biology (1983)
Prescott, Edward C.Edward C. Prescott (1940- ) 2004 Economics Maxwell and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics (2004)
Wilczek, FrankFrank Wilczek (1951- ) 2004 Physics Chancellor Robert Huttenback Professor of Physics (1981–88)
Schrieffer, John RobertJohn Robert Schrieffer (1931- ) 1972 Physics Professor, chancellor, director (1980-2004)


  1. ^ "Alfred Nobel – The Man Behind the Nobel Prize". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b "The Nobel Prize". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  3. ^ "The Nobel Prize Awarders". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  4. ^ "The Nobel Prize Amounts". Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  5. ^ "The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies". Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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