List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara
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. 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. 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. Each recipient receives a medal, a diploma and a cash prize that has varied throughout the years. 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. The awards are presented in Stockholm in an annual ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death.
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[update], 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)|
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