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, Tepper School Former Faculty
Awarded jointly with Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller
Economic Sciences, 2013 

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

Oliver E. Williamson
, Tepper School 1962, '63
Awarded jointly with Elinor Ostrom
Economic Sciences, 2009

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

John L. Hall, College of Engineering 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, Tepper School Faculty, Tepper School 1972, '73
Awarded jointly with Edward C. Prescott, Tepper School Former Faculty, Tepper School 1967
Economic Sciences, 2004

Edward C. Prescott, Tepper School Former Faculty, Tepper School 1967
Awarded jointly with Finn E. Kydland, Tepper School Faculty, Tepper School 1972, '73
Economic Sciences, 2004

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

Walter Kohn, Mellon College of Science Former Faculty
Awarded jointly with John A. Pople, Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

John A. Pople, Mellon College of Science Former Faculty*
Awarded jointly with Walter Kohn, Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

Robert E. Lucas Jr., Tepper School Former Faculty

Economic Sciences, 1995

Clifford G. Shull, Mellon College of Science 1937*

Awarded jointly with Bertram N. Brockhouse
Physics, 1994

John F. Nash Jr., Mellon College of Science 1948

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

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

Franco Modigliani, Tepper School Former Faculty
*
Economic Sciences, 1985

Herbert Simon, Dietrich College/School of Computer Science/Tepper School Former Faculty
*
Economic Sciences, 1978

Paul Flory, Mellon Institute Former Researcher*
Chemistry, 1974

Otto Stern, Mellon College of Science Former Faculty
*
Physics, 1943

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

*Denotes faculty/alumni who are deceased.


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