Carnegie Mellon University

Nobel Laureates

Widely recognized as one of the highest honors and individual can receive, the Nobel Prize is awarded annually in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Economic Sciences, Physiology or Medicine, and Peace. The Mellon College of Science and former Mellon Institute has been home to 10 of the university's 17 laureates.

*Denotes faculty/alumni who are deceased.

Ada E. Yonath, Mellon College of Science Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1969
Awarded jointly with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz
Chemistry, 2009

John L. Hall, Carnegie Institute of Technology Master's Degree in Physics, 1956, and Ph.D. in Physics, 1961
Awarded jointly with Roy J. Glauber and Theodor W. Hänsch
Physics, 2005

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

Walter Kohn, Carnegie Institute of Technology Former Physics Faculty*
Awarded jointly with John A. Pople, Former Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

John A. Pople, Mellon Institute Former Researcher, Carnegie Institute of Technology and Mellon College of Science Former Chemistry Faculty* 
Awarded jointly with Walter Kohn, Faculty
Chemistry, 1998

Clifford G. Shull, Carnegie Institute of Technology Master's Degree in Physics, 1937*
Awarded jointly with Bertram N. Brockhouse
Physics, 1994

John F. Nash Jr., Carnegie Institute of Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics, 1948*
Awarded jointly with John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten
Economic Sciences, 1994
Paul Flory, Mellon Institute Former Researcher*
Chemistry, 1974
Otto Stern, Carnegie Institute of Technology Former Physics Faculty*
Physics, 1943
Clinton J. Davisson, Carnegie Institute of Techology Former Physics Faculty*
Awarded jointly with George P. Thomson
Physics, 1937