List of Israeli Nobel laureates

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Monument honoring Daniel Kahneman on Nobel Laureates Promenade in Rishon LeZion, Israel

Since 1966, thirteen Israelis have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the most honorable award in various fields including chemistry, economics, literature and peace. Israel has more Nobel Prizes per capita than the United States, France and Germany. It has more laureates, in real numbers, than India, Spain and China. If only scientific laureates are taken into account, Israel is 13th in Nobel prize per capita, just after Germany, 11th, and the United States, 12th. (2019).


The following is a complete list of Israeli Nobel laureates.

Year Laureate(s) Prize motivation Field
1966 Agnon.jpg Shmuel Yosef Agnon "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people"[1] Literature
1978 Menachem Begin, Andrews AFB, 1978.JPG Menachem Begin "for the peace treaty concluded between Israel and Egypt"[2] Peace
1994 Shimon Peres 2005.jpg Shimon Peres "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East"[3]
Yitzhak Rabin (1986) cropped.jpg Yitzhak Rabin
2002 Daniel Kahneman (3283955327) (cropped).jpg Daniel Kahneman "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science"[4] Economics
2004 Aaron Ciechanover 01.JPG Aaron Ciechanover "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"[5] Chemistry
Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - Nobel Laureate Avram Hershko.jpg Avram Hershko
2005 OMAN.jpg Robert Aumann "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis"[6] Economics
2009 Ada E. Yonath.jpg Ada Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"[7] Chemistry
2011 Nobel Prize 2011-Nobel interviews KVA-DSC 8049.jpg Dan Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals"[8]
2013 DIMG 7539 (11253383215).jpg Michael Levitt "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"[9]
AW TW PS.jpg Arieh Warshel
2021 Joshua Angrist - 2011.jpg Joshua David Angrist "for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships"[10] Economics

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  1. ^ "Shmuel Agnon - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Menachem Begin - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 1994". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Daniel Kahneman - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Robert J. Aumann - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Ada E. Yonath - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Dan Shechtman - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  9. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ "economic sciences - Facts". Retrieved 14 October 2021.

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