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List of Nobel Laureates by Country

26-MAY-2017 17:32

    The Nobel Prize was established as per the wish of Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel in 1895. Since 1901 the Nobel Prize is prizeed in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and economics (1968). Medals made before 1980 were struck in 23 carat gold, and later made from 18 carat green gold plated with a 24 carat gold coating.

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    The prize distribution ceremony takes place annually in Stockholm, Sweden. Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a diploma, and a sum of money (from 2012, each prize was worth US$1.2 million, €0.93 million, or £0.6 million). The prize is not prizeed posthumously; however, if a person is prizeed a prize and dies before receiving it, the prize may still be presented. Since 1901 to 2016, 885 Laureates* and 26 organizations have been prizeed the Nobel Prize.

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    In this article we included only those countries which have won at least 5 prizes. Here is the list of all recipients’ countries and their number of prizes:

    1.   United States       363
    2.   United Kingdom    124
    3.   Germany              106   
    4.   France                  68
    5.   Sweden                31
    6.   Russia                  27    
    7.   Switzerland          26
    8.   Japan                   25
    9.   Canada               25
    10.   Austria              21
    11.   Italy                  20
    12.  Netherlands       20  
    13.  Norway             13
    14.  Denmark           14
    15.  Australia           12  
    16.  Israel                12
    17.  Poland              12
    18.  China                12
    19.  Ireland              10
    20.  South Africa      10
    21.  Belgium            10
    22.  Hungary            9
    23.  India                 8
    24.  Spain                 8
    25.  Israel                 6
    26.  Belgium             6
    27.  Finland              5
    28.  Argentina          5
    29.  Czech Republic  5
    30.  Pakistan            2

    There are 885 Nobel prizes distributed in the World till date.        

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    Indian Citizens Who Won The Nobel Prize

    1. Rabindranath Tagore – The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

    2. CV Raman – The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930

    3. Mother Teresa – The Nobel Peace Prize 1979

    4. Amartya Sen – The Nobel Prize in Economic 1998

    5. Kailash Satyarthi – The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

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    India-born Nobel Laureates are:

    1. Har Gobind Khorana – The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968

    2. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar – The Nobel Prize in Physics 1983

    3. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan – The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009

    The Youngest Nobel Laureates

    Age

    Name

    Category/Year

    17

     Malala Yousafzai

     Peace 2014

    25

     Lawrence Bragg

     Physics 1915

    31

     Werner Heisenberg

     Physics 1932

    31

     Tsung-Dao Lee

     Physics 1957

    31

     Carl D. Anderson

     Physics 1936

    31

     Paul A. M. Dirac

     Physics 1933

    32

     Frederick G. Banting

     Medicine 1923

    32

     Tawakkol Karman

     Peace 2011

    32

     Rudolf Mössbauer

     Physics 1961

    32

     Mairead Corrigan

     Peace 1976

    33

     Joshua Lederberg

     Medicine 1958

    33

     Betty Williams

     Peace 1976

    33

     Rigoberta Menchú Tum

     Peace 1992

    Nobel prize is considered the most prestigious prize in the field of academics.Till the date India managed to win just 8 prizes. On the other hand USA is the leader which got 363 prizes and there are so many other small countries in the Europe which have won more medals than India. This must be the matter of concern for Indian government along with all the citizens that why our country is lagging behind this area.

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