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Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel Prize Winners while at Purdue

  • Ei-ichi Negishi - H. C. Brown Distinguished Professor of  Chemistry [1979-current], Nobel Laureate, Chemistry (2010)
  • Kevin Gurney - Associate Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue Climate Change Research Center [2005-current], Nobel Laureate as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Peace (2007)
  • Otto Doering - Professor, Agricultural Economics, Purdue Climate Change Research Center [1981-current], Nobel Laureate as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Peace (2007)
  • Herbert C. Brown - Professor Emeritus, Inorganic Chemistry [1978-2004], Nobel Laureate, Chemistry (1979)

Nobel Prize Winners  with ties to Purdue

  • Edward Mills Purcell - alumni class of 1933, Nobel Laureate, Physics (1952)
  • Ben Roy Mottelson - alumni class of 1947, Nobel Laureate, Physics (1975)
  • Vernon L. Smith - Professor, Krannert School of Management [1955-1967], Nobel Laureate, Economics (2002)
  • Clinton Davisson - Assistant in Physics [1904], Nobel Laureate, Physics (1937)
  • Julian Schwinger, Instructor Elementary Physics, [1940s], Nobel Laureate, Physics (1965)
  • Akira Suzuki, doctoral research fellow, [1963-65], Nobel Laureate, Chemistry (2010)
  • John B. Feen, Student [1937]- fulfilled those requirements at Purdue University that summer by taking Physical Chemistry with lectures by Roy Newton and laboratory under Hershel Hunt, Nobel Laureate Chemistry (2002)
  • Avid Carlsson, Visiting Lecturer [1990], "Varro E. Tyler Distinguished Lectureship," Nobel Laureate, Physiology/Medicine (2000)
  • Wolfgang Pauli, Visiting Professor [1942], Nobel Laureate, Physics (1945)