Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1901-2018)

The Nobel Prize in Physics is an annual award presented by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who have given the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics. The Nobel Prize in Physics is one of the five Nobel Prizes started by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 and presented since 1901. Besides Noble Prize in Physics the others Nobel Prize as Noble Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Peace in Prize and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are presented. The first Nobel Prize in Physics was presented to physicist Wilhelm Röntgen in the field of the extraordinary services he rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays (or x-rays). This prize is managed by the Nobel Foundation and widely respected as the most regarded prize that a scientist can receive in physics. It is presented in Stockholm at an annual function on 10 December, the anniversary of Nobel’s death. A maximum of three Nobel winners and two different works may be selected for the Nobel Award in Physics. A Physics Nobel Prize winner gets a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation and a sum of money.

List of Nobel laureates in Physics–

2018 Arthur Ashkin United States
Gerard Mourou France
Donna Strickland Canada
2017 Rainer Weiss Germany/ United States
Kip Thorne United States
Barry Barish United States
2016 David J. Thouless United Kingdom
F. Duncan M. Haldane United Kingdom
John M. Kosterlitz United Kingdom
2015 Takaaki Kajita Japan
Arthur B. McDonald Canada
2014 Isamu Akasaki Japan
Hiroshi Amano Japan
Shuji Nakamura Japan/United States
2013 Francois Englert Belgium
Peter Higgs United Kingdom
2012 Serge Haroche France
David J. Wineland United States
2011 Saul Perlmutter United States
Brian P. Schmidt Australia/United States
Adam G. Riess United States
2010 Andre Geim Russia/United Kingdom/Netherlands
Konstantin Novoselov Russia/United Kingdom
2009 Charles K. Kao Hong Kong/United Kingdom/United States
Willard S. Boyle Canada/United States
George E. Smith United States
2008 Makoto Kobayashi Japan
Toshihide Maskawa Japan
Yoichiro Nambu Japan/United States
2007 Albert Fert France
Peter Grünberg Germany
2006 John C. Mather United States
George F. Smoot United States
2005 Roy J. Glauber United States
John L. Hall United States
Theodor W. Hänsch Germany
2004 David J. Gross United States
Hugh David Politzer United States
Frank Wilczek United States
2003 Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov Russia/United States
Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg Russia
Anthony James Leggett United Kingdom/United States
2002 Raymond Davis Jr. United States
Masatoshi Koshiba Japan
Riccardo Giacconi Italy/United States
2001 Eric Allin Cornell United States
Carl Edwin Wieman United States
Wolfgang Ketterle Germany
2000 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov Russia
Herbert Kroemer Germany
Jack St. Clair Kilby United States
1999 Gerard t Hooft Netherlands
Martinus J. G. Veltman Netherlands
1998 Robert B. Laughlin United States
Horst Ludwig Stormer Germany
Daniel Chee Tsui Republic of China/United States
1997 Steven Chu United States
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji France
William Daniel Phillips United States
1996 David Morris Lee United States
Douglas D. Osheroff United States
Robert Coleman Richardson United States
1995 Martin Lewis Perl United States
Frederick Reines United States
1994 Bertram Brockhouse Canada
Clifford Glenwood Shull United States
1993 Russell Alan Hulse United States
Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. United States
1992 Georges Charpak France/Poland
1991 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes France
1990 Jerome I. Friedman United States
Henry Way Kendall United States
Richard E. Taylor Canada
1989 Norman Foster Ramsey United States
Hans Georg Dehmelt United States/Germany
Wolfgang Paul West Germany
1988 Leon Max Lederman United States
Melvin Schwartz United States
Jack Steinberger United States
1987 Johannes Georg Bednorz West Germany
Karl Alexander Muller Switzerland
1986 Gerd Binnig West Germany
Heinrich Rohrer Switzerland
1985 Klaus von Klitzing West Germany
1984 Carlo Rubbia Italy
Simon van der Meer Netherlands
1983 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar India/United States
William Alfred Fowler United States
1982 Kenneth G. Wilson United States
1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen Netherlands/United States
Arthur Leonard Schawlow United States
Kai Manne Borje Siegbahn Sweden
1980 James Watson Cronin United States
Val Logsdon Fitch United States
1979 Sheldon Lee Glashow United States
Abdus Salam Pakistan
Steven Weinberg United States
1978 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa Soviet Union
Arno Allan Penzias United States
Robert Woodrow Wilson United States
1977 Philip Warren Anderson United States
Nevill Francis Mott United Kingdom
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck United States
1976 Burton Richter United States
Samuel Chao Chung Ting United States
1975 Aage Bohr Denmark
Ben Roy Mottelson Denmark
Leo James Rainwater United States
1974 Martin Ryle United Kingdom
Antony Hewish United Kingdom
1973 Brian David Josephson United Kingdom
Leo Esaki Japan
Ivar Giaever United States/Norway
1972 John Bardeen United States
Leon Neil Cooper United States
John Robert Schrieffer United States
1971 Dennis Gabor Hungary/United Kingdom
1970  Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven Sweden
Louis Neel France
1969 Murray Gell-Mann United States
1968 Luis Walter Alvarez United States
1967 Hans Albrecht Bethe United States/Germany
1966 Alfred Kastler France
1965 Richard Phillips Feynman United States
Julian Schwinger United States
Shinichiro Tomonaga Japan
1964 Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov Soviet Union
Alexander Prokhorov Soviet Union
Charles Hard Townes United States
1963 Eugene Paul Wigner Hungary/United States
Maria Goeppert-Mayer United States
J. Hans D. Jensen West Germany
1962 Lev Davidovich Landau Soviet Union
1961 Robert Hofstadter United States
Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer West Germany
1960 Donald Arthur Glaser United States
1959 Emilio Gino Segre Italy/United States
Owen Chamberlain United States
1958 Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov Soviet Union
Ilya Frank Soviet Union
Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm Soviet Union
1957 Tsung-Dao Lee Republic of China
Chen-Ning Yang Republic of China
1956 John Bardeen United States
Walter Houser Brattain United States
William Bradford Shockley United States
1955 Willis Eugene Lamb United States
Polykarp Kusch United States/Germany
1954 Max Born West Germany
Walther Bothe West Germany
1953 Frits Zernike Netherlands
1952 Felix Bloch Switzerland/United States
Edward Mills Purcell United States
1951 John Douglas Cockcroft United Kingdom
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton Ireland
1950 Cecil Frank Powell United Kingdom
1949 Hideki Yukawa Japan
1948 Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett United Kingdom
1947 Edward Victor Appleton United Kingdom
1946 Percy Williams Bridgman United States
1945 Wolfgang Pauli Austria
1944 Isidor Isaac Rabi United States/Poland
1943 Otto Stern United States/Germany
1942 Not awarded World War II
1941 Not awarded World War II
1940 Not awarded World War II
1939 Ernest Lawrence United States
1938 Enrico Fermi Italy
1937 Clinton Joseph Davisson United States
George Paget Thomson United Kingdom
1936 Victor Francis Hess Austria
Carl David Anderson United States
1935 James Chadwick United Kingdom
1934 Not awarded
1933 Erwin Schrodinger Austria
Paul Dirac United Kingdom
1932 Werner Heisenberg Germany
1931 Not awarded
1930 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman India
1929 Louis Victor Pierre Raymond, 7th Duc de Broglie France
1928 Owen Willans Richardson United Kingdom
1927 Arthur Holly Compton United States
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson United Kingdom
1926 Jean Baptiste Perrin France
1925 James Franck Germany
Gustav Hertz Germany
1924 Manne Siegbahn Sweden
1923 Robert Andrews Millikan United States
1922 Niels Bohr Denmark
1921 Albert Einstein Germany/Switzerland
1920 Charles Edouard Guillaume Switzerland
1919 Johannes Stark Germany
1918 Max Planck Germany
1917 Charles Glover Barkla United Kingdom
1916 Not awarded World War I
1915 William Henry Bragg United Kingdom
William Lawrence Bragg Australia/United Kingdom
1914  Max von Laue Germany
1913 Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes Netherlands
1912 Nils Gustaf Dalen Sweden
1911 Wilhelm Wien Germany
1910 Johannes Diderik van der Waals Netherlands
1909 Guglielmo Marconi Italy
Karl Ferdinand Braun Germany
1908 Gabriel Lippmann France
1907 Albert Abraham Michelson United States/Poland
1906 Joseph John Thomson United Kingdom
1905 Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard Austria-Hungary/Germany
1904 Lord Rayleigh United Kingdom
1903 Antoine Henri Becquerel France
Pierre Curie France
Maria Skłodowska-Curie Poland
1902 Hendrik Lorentz Netherlands
Pieter Zeeman Netherlands
1901 Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Germany

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