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Subject Guide: Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates

Archival and library highlights found at the Center relating to Nobel Prize winners throughout history.

Adolf von Baeyer, undated. Photographer unknown. F 1902. LBI


Some of the laureates featured in our collections: 

Adolf von Baeyer

  • The 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Baeyer "in recognition of his services in the advancement of organic chemistry and the chemical industry, through his work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic compounds." 
  • Archive highlights: 

Fritz Haber

Martin Karplus

Max Perutz

Ilya Prigogine

  • The 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded was awarded Ilya Prigogine "for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures."
  • Archive highlights: 
    • E.H. Immergut's [Remainder of my collection] (AR 12116) [Collection is digitized and available online.]
      • Contains a copy of Ilya Prigogine’s Nobel lecture in chemistry from 1977, with a dedication to Immergut. 

Otto Wallach

Richard Willstätter