Nobel Laureates

Main content

The Nobel Prize honors outstanding achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. From a total of 21 awards to researchers who have or had a connection with ETH Zurich, 10 Nobel Prizes were awarded to the field of chemistry.

Kurt Wüthrich  
Kurt Wüthrich
(Source: www.ethz.ch)

Kurt Wüthrich (2002)

"For his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution" (together with John B. Fenn, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA, and Koichi Tanaka Shimadzu Corp., Kyoto, Japan).

More Information

Richard Ernst  
Richard Ernst
(Source: www.ethz.ch)

Richard Ernst (1991)

"For his contributions to the development of the method in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)".

More Information

Vladimir Prelog  
Vladimir Prelog
(Source: www.ethz.ch)

Vladimir Prelog (1975)

"For his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions" (together with John Cornforth, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom).

More Information

Hermann Staudinger
Hermann Staudinger
(Source: ETH-Bibliothek's Image Archive)

Hermann Staudinger (1953)

"For his discoveries in the field of macromolecular chemistry".

More Information

Thadeus Reichstein
Thadeus Reichstein
(Source: ETH-Bibliothek's Image Archive)

 Tadeus Reichstein (1950)

(Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

 

"For the discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects" (together with Edward C. Kendall, and Philip S. HenchMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA).

More Information

Leopold Ruzicka  
Leopold Ruzicka
Source: www.ethz.ch

Leopold Ruzicka (1939)

"For his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes" (together with Adolf Butenand, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Biochemie, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany).

More Information

Richard Kuhn
Richard Kuhn
(Source: ETH-Bibliothek's Image Archive)

Richard Kuhn (1938)

"For his work on carotenoids and vitamins".

More Information

Peter Debye
Peter Debye
(Source: ETH-Bibliothek's Image Archive)

Peter Debye (1936)

"For his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases".

More Information

Fritz Haber
Fritz Haber
(Source: Wikipedia)

Fritz Haber (1918)

"For the synthesis of ammonia from its elements".

More Information

Richard Willstätter
Richard Willstätter
(Source: Wikipedia)

Richard Willstätter (1915)

"For his researches on plant pigments, especially chlorophyll".

More Information

Alfred Werner
Alfred Werner
(Source: ETH-Bibliothek's Image Archive)

Alfred Werner (1913)

"In recognition of his work on the linkage of atoms in molecules by which he has thrown new light on earlier investigations and opened up new fields of research especially in inorganic chemistry".

More Information

 
 
Page URL: https://www.chab.ethz.ch/en/the-department/nobel-laureates.html
23.06.2017
© 2017 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich