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, located in the American city of Berkeley, California. The list includes current and former faculty members and researchers as well as graduates.

As of 2016, 91 Nobel laureates have been associated with UC Berkeley, with 22 life-time faculty members who have won the prize and 29 Nobel laureates who graduated from Berkeley earning at least one degree. [1] Three laureates attended Berkeley but did not eventually obtain a degree; for instance, Dr. Owen Chamberlain entered UC Berkeley for physics graduate school in 1941, but his studies were interrupted by World War II, and he was eventually awarded the physics PhD degree from the University of Chicago in 1949. [2] As of 2016, Berkeley has 7 Nobel laureates in its current faculty.

Nobel laureates on Berkeley's faculty can take advantage of special exclusive parking spaces on the Berkeley campus.

Sortable table[edit]

Name Year Prize Affiliation with UC Berkeley
Akerlof, GeorgeGeorge Akerlof (born 1940) 2001 Economics Professor of Economics (1966–1978; since 1980)
Alvarez, Luis WalterLuis Walter Alvarez (1911–1988) 1968 Physics Professor of Physics (1936–1988)
Arber, WernerWerner Arber (born 1929) 1978 Medicine Researcher (1963), Visiting Professor of Molecular Biology (1970–1971)
Blackburn, ElizabethElizabeth Blackburn (born 1948) 2009 Medicine Professor of Molecular Biology (1978–1990)
Bloch, FelixFelix Bloch (1905–1983) 1952 Physics Cyclotron researcher (1939)
Nicolaas Bloembergen (born 1920) 1981 Physics Visiting Professor (1964-1965)[3]
Brenner, SydneySydney Brenner (born 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 (born 1947) 1989 Chemistry PhD (1975)
Chamberlain, OwenOwen Chamberlain (1920–2006) 1959 Physics Professor of Physics (1958–2006)
Chu, StevenSteven Chu (born 1948) 1997 Physics PhD 1976, Berkeley Lab Director (since 2004)
Arthur H. Compton (1893 - 1962) 1927 Physics Professor of Physics; University Professor-at-Large[4][5]
Cronin, JamesJames Cronin (born 1931) 1980 Physics Researcher at Berkeley Bevatron (1958)
Curl, RobertRobert Curl (born 1933) 1996 Chemistry PhD (1950)
Debreu, GérardGérard Debreu (1921–2004) 1983 Economics Professor of Economics (1962–2004)
Peter Debye (1884- 1966) 1936 Chemistry Visiting Lecturer[6]
Diamond, PeterPeter Diamond (born 1940) 2010 Economics Professor of Economics (1964–1966)
Erlanger, JosephJoseph Erlanger (1895–1965) 1944 Medicine BS (1895)
Gerhard Ertl (born 1936) 2007 Chemistry Visiting Professor (1981-1982)
Fire, AndrewAndrew Fire (born 1959) 2006 Medicine BA (1978)
Gennes, Pierre-Gilles dePierre-Gilles de Gennes (born 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 (born 1926) 1960 Physics Professor of Physics (since 1957)
Glashow, Sheldon LeeSheldon Lee Glashow (born 1932) 1979 Physics Professor of Physics (1960–1966)
Greider, CarolCarol Greider (born 1961) 2009 Medicine PhD (1987), Molecular Biology
Gross, DavidDavid Gross (born 1941) 2004 Physics PhD (1966)
Harsanyi, JohnJohn Harsanyi (1920–2000) 1994 Economics Professor of Economics (1964–2000)
Seamus Heaney (1939 - 2013) 1995 Literature Visiting Lecturer (1970-1971)
Heeger, Alan J.Alan J. Heeger (born 1936) 2000 Chemistry PhD (1961)
Herschbach, Dudley R.Dudley R. Herschbach (born 1932) 1986 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1959–1963)
Leonid Hurwicz (1917 - 2008) 2007 Economics Visiting Professor (1976 - 1977)[7]
J. Hans D. Jensen (1907-1973) 1963 Physics Visiting Professor (1952)
Kahneman, DanielDaniel Kahneman (born 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 (born 1950) 1998 Physics BS (1972)
Lawrence, ErnestErnest Lawrence (1901–1958) 1939 Physics Professor of Physics (1930–1958); Radiation Lab director (1936–1958)
Joshua Lederberg (1925 - 2008) 1958 Medicine Visiting Professor (1950)[8]
Lee, Tsung-DaoTsung-Dao Lee (born 1926) 1957 Physics Research Associate and Instructor (1950–1951)
Lee, Yuan T.Yuan T. Lee (born 1936) 1986 Chemistry PhD (1965), Professor of Chemistry (since 1974)
Michael Levitt (born 1947) 2013 Chemistry Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (1966)
Libby, WillardWillard Libby (1908–1980) 1960 Chemistry BS (1931); PhD (1933); Lecturer (1933–1941)
Robert E. Lucas Jr. (born 1937) 1995 Economics Graduate Student (1959 - 1960)[9]
Mather, John C.John C. Mather (born 1945) 2006 Physics PhD (1974)
Paul Modrich (born 1946) 2015 Chemistry Assistant Professor (1974 - 1976)
McFadden, DanielDaniel McFadden (born 1937) 2000 Economics Professor of Economics (1963–1979; since 1990)
McMillan, EdwinEdwin McMillan (1907–1991) 1951 Chemistry 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 (born 1943) 1995 Chemistry PhD (1972)
Ben R. Mottelson (born 1926) 1975 Physics Visiting Professor (Spring 1959)
Mullis, KaryKary Mullis (born 1944) 1993 Chemistry PhD (1972)
North, DouglassDouglass North (born 1920) 1993 Economics BA (1942), PhD (1952)
Northrop, John HowardJohn Howard Northrop (1891–1987) 1946 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1949–1987)
Perlmutter, SaulSaul Perlmutter (born 1959) 2011 Physics PhD (1986), Professor of Physics & LBNL Astrophysicist
Christopher A. Pissarides (born 1948) 2010 Economics Visitor (1990 - 1991)[10]
Prusiner, Stanley B.Stanley B. Prusiner (born 1942) 1997 Medicine Professor of Virology in Residence (since 1984)
Riess, AdamAdam Riess (born 1969) 2011 Physics Miller Fellow (1996–1998)
Sargent, Thomas J.Thomas J. Sargent (born 1943) 2011 Economics BA (1964)
Schekman, Randy W.Randy W. Schekman (born 1948) 2013 Medicine Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology (since 1976)
Schelling, ThomasThomas Schelling (born 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 (1938–1946); Professor of Physics (1946–1989)
Reinhard Selten (1930 - 2016) 1994 Economics Visiting Professor (1967-1968, frequent visitor)[11]
Sen, AmartyaAmartya Sen (born 1933) 1998 Economics Researcher (1964–1965)
William F. Sharpe (born 1934) 1990 Economics Attendee (1951)
Simon, Herbert A.Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001) 1978 Economics Research Director (1939–1942)
Sims, Christopher A.Christopher A. Sims (born 1942) 2011 Economics Post-doctoral student (1963–1964)[12]
Smith, Hamilton O.Hamilton O. Smith (born 1931) 1978 Medicine BS (1952)
Smoot, GeorgeGeorge Smoot (born 1945) 2006 Physics Professor of Physics (since 1994)
Stanley, Wendell MeredithWendell Meredith Stanley (1904–1971) 1946 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1948–1971)
Steinberger, JackJack Steinberger (born 1921) 1988 Physics Researcher (1949–1950)
Thomas A. Steitz (born 1940) 2009 Chemistry Assistant Professor (1970)
Stern, OttoOtto Stern (1888–1969) 1939 Physics Professor, LLD (1930)
Taube, HenryHenry Taube (1915–2005) 1983 Chemistry PhD (1940); Instructor (1940–1941)
Taylor, Richard E.Richard E. Taylor (born 1930) 1990 Physics Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1961–1962)
David J. Thouless (born 1934) 2016 Physics Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1958-1959)
Alexander Robertus Todd (born 1907 - 1997) 1957 Chemistry Visiting Professor (1957)[13]
Townes, Charles HardCharles Hard Townes (1915–2015) 1964 Physics Professor of Physics (1967–2015)
Tsien, Roger Y.Roger Y. Tsien (born 1952) 2008 Chemistry Professor of Chemistry (1982–1989)
Urey, HaroldHarold Urey (1893–1981) 1934 Chemistry PhD (1923)
George Wald (1906 - 1997) 1967 Medicine Visiting Professor (1956)
Waksman, SelmanSelman Waksman (1918–1973) 1952 Medicine PhD (1918)
Weinberg, StevenSteven Weinberg (born 1933) 1979 Physics Researcher (1959–1966)
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 (born 1932) 2009 Economics Professor of Business, Economics & Law (1963–1965; since 1988)
Wineland, DavidDavid Wineland (born 1944) 2012 Physics BS (1965)
Wüthrich, KurtKurt Wüthrich (born 1938) 2002 Chemistry Research investigator (1965)
Zewail, AhmedAhmed Zewail (born 1946) 1999 Chemistry Researcher (1974–1976)

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Nicolaas Bloembergen - Biographical". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
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  5. ^ Rectenwald, Miranda. "Research Guides: Crow Professorship: Arthur Holly Compton". libguides.wustl.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
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  9. ^ "Robert E. Lucas Jr. - Biographical". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
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