Carnegie Mellon University

Nobel Prize

Widely recognized as one of the highest honors an individual can receive, the Nobel Prize is awarded annually in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Economic Sciences, Physiology or Medicine, and Peace. Carnegie Mellon has been home to 19 Nobel Laureates in five of the six categories.

Lars Peter Hansen, TPR Former Faculty
Awarded jointly with Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller
Economic Sciences, 2013 

Dale T. Mortensen, TPR 1967*
Awarded jointly with Peter A. Diamond and Christopher A. Pissarides
Economic Sciences, 2010

Oliver E. Williamson
, TPR 1963
Awarded jointly with Elinor Ostrom
Economic Sciences, 2009

Edward Rubin, CIT Faculty
Awarded as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Peace, 2007

John L. Hall, CIT 1956, '61
Awarded jointly with one half to Roy J. Glauber and one half to Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch
Physics, 2005

Finn E. Kydland, TPR Faculty, TPR 1973
Awarded jointly with Edward C. Prescott, TPR Former Faculty, TPR 1967
Economic Sciences, 2004

Edward C. Prescott, TPR Former Faculty, TPR 1967
Awarded jointly with Finn E. Kydland, TPR Faculty, TPR 1973
Economic Sciences, 2004

Paul Lauterbur, Mellon Institute Former Researcher*
Awarded jointly with Sir Peter Mansfield
Physiology or Medicine, 2003

Walter Kohn, MCS Former Faculty
Awarded jointly with John A. Pople, Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

John A. Pople, MCS Former Faculty*
Awarded jointly with Walter Kohn, Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

Robert E. Lucas Jr., TPR Former Faculty

Economic Sciences, 1995

Clifford G. Shull, MCS 1937*

Awarded jointly with Bertram N. Brockhouse
Physics, 1994

John F. Nash Jr., MCS 1948

Awarded jointly with John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten
Economic Sciences, 1994

Merton H. Miller, TPR Former Faculty
*
Awarded jointly with Harry M. Markowitz and William F. Sharpe
Economic Sciences, 1990

Franco Modigliani, TPR Former Faculty
*
Economic Sciences, 1985

Herbert Simon, DC/SCS/TPR Former Faculty
*
Economic Sciences, 1978

Paul Flory, Mellon Institute Former Researcher*
Chemistry, 1974

Otto Stern, MCS Former Faculty
*
Physics, 1943

Clinton J. Davisson, CIT Former Faculty*
Awarded jointly with George P. Thomson
Physics, 1937

*Denotes faculty/alumni who are deceased.


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