Nobel Prizes

In his will, the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) stipulated that a portion of his estate should be used to endow prizes which would be awarded to those who, “during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”.

In addition to a monetary prize and a certificate, Nobel laureates also receive a gold medal bearing the portrait of Alfred Nobel.

The Nobel Prize has been awarded annually since 1901 and is recognised today as the highest accolade for achievements in chemistry, medicine, physics, literature, economics, and for contributions to world peace.

To date (as of 2017), 17 scientists and alumni of the TUM have received the Nobel Prize:

Chemistry

Literature

Medicine

Physics

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In brackets: Year in which the award was received

* = not yet at TUM when the award was received

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