Princeton Physics Nobel Laureates

 

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"