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 (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).
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).
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".
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".