2017: Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish*"For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"*

**2016: F. Duncan Haldane **(with David J. Thouless & J. Michael Kosterlitz)*"For theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"*

**2004: Frank Wilczek **(with David J. Gross & H. David Politzer)*"For the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"*

**2004: David J. Gross** (with Frank Wilczek & H. David Politzer) *"For the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"*

**1998: Daniel C. Tsui **(with Robert B. Laughlin Horst L. Störmer)*"For their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations"*

**1993: Joseph H. Taylor, Jr, 1993:** (with Russell A. Hulse) *"For the discovery of a new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation"*

**1980: James Watson Cronin** (with Val L. Fitch)*"For the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons"*

**1980: Val Logsdon Fitch** (with James Cronin)*"For the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons"*

**1979: Steven Weinberg** (with Sheldon Lee Glashow & Abdus Salam)*"For their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current"*

**1977: Philip Warren Anderson **(with Sir Nevill Francis Mott and John Hasbrouck van Vleck), *"For their fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems"*

**1972: John Bardeen **(with Leon N. Cooper & John R. Schrieffer)*"For their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory" *

**1965: Richard Phillips Feynman** (with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga & Julian Schwinger)* "For their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" *

**1963: Eugene Paul Wigner **(with Maria Goeppert-Mayer & J. Hans D. Jensen)* "For their contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles"*

**1961: Robert Hofstadter **(with Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer)*"For for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his thereby achieved discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleons"*

**1956: John Bardeen, **(with William B. Shockley & Walter H. Brattain)*"For their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"*

**1951: Edwin Mattison McMillan **(with Glenn Theodore Seaborg)*"For their discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements"* (Chemistry)

**1937: Clinton Joseph Davisson **(with George Paget Thomson)*"For their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals" *

**1928: Sir Owen Williams Richardson***"For his work on the thermionic phenomenon and especially for the discovery of the law named after him "*

**1927: Arthur Holly Compton **(with Charles T. R. Wilson) *"For his discovery of the effect named after him" *