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Complete List of Nobel Prize Winners in Physics

Complete List of Nobel Prize Winners in Physics









YearNobel prize winnerNationalityContribution
1901 Wilhelm Roentgen GermanDiscovery of X-rays
1903 A.H.Henery, Pierre curie, Marie Sklodowska curieFrench Discovery of spontaneous radioactivity. Discovery of radium and polonium
1905 Lenard PhillipGerman Worked on cathode rays
1906 J.J. ThomsonBritish Discovery of electron
1907 A.A. MichelsonAmerican Optical instrument
1908 Gabriel LipmanFrenchInterference colored photography
1909 Guglielmo Marconi, Braud FerdmandItalian,GermanDevelopment of wireless telegraphy, Development of wireless telegraphy
1910 J.D. van der waalsDutch Education of gases and liquids
1913 Kamerling Onnes. HeekeDutch Low temperature and liquid helium
1914 Max Von Lave GermanX-ray diffraction in crystals
1915 W.H. Bragg BritishCrystal structure by X-ray
1916 W.L. Bragg BritishCrystal structure by X-ray
1918 Max Planck GermanQuantum theory
1921 Albert Einstein GermanExplanation of quantum theory of light and photoelectric effect.
1922 Niels Bohr Danish Theory of atomic structure.
1913 Robert A. Milikan American Experiment on charge on electron and photoelectric effect.
1927 Arthur Holly Compton, Charles T.R. Wilson American, British Discovery of Compton effect which proved Quantum theory, Developed the method to observe the motion of charged particles (Wilson cloud chamber)
1928 Owen William Richardson British Worked on the thermal evolution
1929 Louis V. de Broglie French Discovered the wave nature of electron
1930 Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman Indian Discovered Raman effect
1935 James ChadwickBritishDiscovered neutron
1936 Hess F. Victor, Carl D. Anderson Austrian Discovered cosmic rays and Discovered positron
1938 Enrico Fermi Italian Slow neutron reaction and artificial radioactivity
1939 Ernest O. Lawrence AmericanDevelopment of cyclotron
1945 W. PauliAmerican Exclusion Principle
1947 E. Appleton British Study of ionosphere
1948 P.M.S. Blacken British Discovered and studied cosmic rays
1949 H.YukawaJapanesePrediction of meson
1956 John Bardeen, William Shockely, Walter Braittain AmericaInvention of transistor
1983 S. Chandrashekhar, William FowlerIndia, AmericaEvolution of star and their structure
1984 Carlo Rubbia, Simon Van derSwitzerland Evolution of star, Discovery of field particles
1985 Prof. Klausvon KlitzingGerman Discovery of Quarantined Hall effect
1986 Ernst Ruska, Gerd Binning, Hensic RohrerGerman, Switzerland, SwitzerlandInvention of first electronic microscope
1987 Dr. K. Allex Muller, Dr. George Bednoz Switzerland, GermanDiscovery of super conducting in ceramic substances
1988 Leo Ladderman, Malvin Schwartz, Jack SteinbergerAmerican, America Discovery of muon nutrition
1989 Dr. Norman F. Ramsey, Dr. Hans. G. Dehmelt AmericanInvention of oscillatory filed methods, Invention of Ion trap technique
1990 Jerome I. Friedman, Henry W. Kendall AmericanFor deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons
1991 Thiere Giilace French Important research in the conversion of crystalline substance into non-crystalline
1992 Joje SchepakFrenchDevelopment of detectors in high energy physics
1993 Rusel A. Hulse, Joseph H. TaylorAmerican Discovery of birany pulsar in 1974
1994 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Chficirre G. Shull Canadian, American Development of methods of the study of condensed substance
1995 Maxtin L. Peral, Frederick ReinseAmerican Pioneering experimental contribution in Lepton physics
1996 David M Lee, douglas D. Osberoff, Robert C. Richardson American Discovery of superfluity in Helium-3
1997 Prof.Steven Chu. Dr. William D. Philips, Prof.Claude Cohen TannoudjiAmerican, French Discovery of cooling a molecule to extremely low temperatures by laser action.
1998 Prof. Robert B. Laughlin, Prof. Hurst L. stoemer, Prof. Daniel C. Tsui American Discovery of new quantum fluid
1999 Dr.Gerardus T. Hooft, Dr. Martinus Veltman Dutch Explanation of quantum structure of electroplate interactions
2000 Zhores I.Alferov, Herbert Krocmer, Jack kilby Russian, American Invention and developments related to integrated circuits, microchip pocket calculator
2001 Eric cornell, Corl Weisman, Wolfgang KeliereleeAmerican, German Discovery of principles related to behavior of substances.
2002 Raymond Davis Jr., Masatoshikoshiha, Richardo Giacconi American, Japanese, AmericanContribution to the information regarding the facts of Astrophysics and 'Nuclear Furnace' of sun
2003 Alexi A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L.Ginzburg, Anthony J.Legge American(Russian origin) Russian, British Important (research in the field of superconductivity and superfluidity in quantum physics
2004 David J. Grass, H. David Pulitzer, Frank Wilezek American For developing a theory that explains quarks nature's triniest building blocks to better understand and explain how people can smell a lilac flower on spring morning and still recall it years after.
2005 Jhon 1. Hll, Theodor W. Hacnsch American, German Contribution to the development of laser based precision spectroscopy.
2005 Ray J. Glauber American "
2006 Jhon C. Mather, George F. SmootAmerican "
2007 Albert Fert, Peter Grunberg German "
2008 Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa, Yoichiro Nambu Japan, American "
2009 Charles kao, Billiard Boyle, George Smith USA "
2010 Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov U.K "
2011 Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess, Brian Schmidt U.S.A, Australia "
2012 Serge Haroche, J. Wineland France, U.S.A "
2013 Francois Englert, Peter Higgs Belgium, Britain "
2014 Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura Japan "
2015 Takaaki Kajita, Arthur B. ,McDonald Japan, Canada "
2016 David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz U.S.A, Australia "
2017 Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish, Kip S. Thorme U.S.A "
2018 Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou, Donna Strickland U.S.A, France, Canada"
2019James Peebles, [Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz]Canada, Switzerland, for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology, for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star
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