Nobel Prizes and Laureates of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft

1944 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn

(1879-1968)

For his discovery of heavy nuclei fission.

 

1939 -Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Adolf Butenandt

Adolf Butenandt

(1903-1995)

For his work on sex hormones.

 

1938 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Richard Kuhn

Richard Kuhn

(1900-1967)

For his work on carotenoids and vitamins.

 

1936 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Peter J. W. Debye

Peter J. W. Debye

(1884-1966)

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.

 

1935 - Nobel Prize in Medicine

Hans Spemann

Hans Spemann

(1869-1941)

For his discovery of the organizer effect in embryonic development.

 

1932 - Nobel Prize in Physics

Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg

(1901-1976)

For the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic hydrogen forms.

 

1931 - Nobel Prize in Medicine

Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg

(1883-1970)

For his discovery of the respiratory enzyme's nature and mode of action.

 

1931 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch

(1874-1940)

Together with Friedrich Bergius, for their contributions to the invention and development of chemical high pressure methods.

 

1925 - Nobel Prize in Physics

James Franck

James Franck

(1882-1964)

Together with Gustav Ludwig Hertz, for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom.

 

1922 - Nobel Prize in Medicine

Otto Meyerhof

Otto Meyerhof

(1884-1951)

Together with Archibald Vivian Hill, for his discovery relating to heat production in the muscle.

 

1921 - Nobel Prize in Physics

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

(1879-1955)

For his service to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the photoelectric effect.

 

1918 - Nobel Prize in Physics

Max Planck

Max Planck

(1858-1947)

In recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics through his discovery of energy quanta.

 

1918 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Fritz Haber

Fritz Haber

(1868-1934)

For ammonia synthesis from its elements.

 

1915 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Richard Willstätter

Richard Willstätter

(1872-1942)

For his research into plant pigments, especially chlorophyll.

 

1914 - Nobel Prize in Physics

Max von Laue

Max von Laue

(1879-1960)

For his discovery of crystalline X-ray diffraction.

 

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