Outstanding PersonalitiesNobel Laureates Affiliated with Heidelberg University

Assistant Professors and Visiting Scholars

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearAffiliation with Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearAffiliation with Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang KetterlePhysics · 20011989-1990 Post-Doc with Wolfrum1976-1978 studied Physics in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Hans G. DehmeltPhysics · 19891974 und 1978 Visiting Research Fellow with zu PutlitzDr. h.c. 27 October 1986
Prof. Dr. Gabriel LippmannPhysics · 1908Starting in 1873, worked for several years with Kühne and Kirchhoff1872-1873 studied Optics and Electricity in Heidelberg

Ph.D. Graduates

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearDoctorate at Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearDoctorate at Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Theodor W. HänschPhysics · 20051969 Dr. rer. nat.
  • studied Physics in Heidelberg 1961-69
  • 1966 Diploma
  • 1969-1970 Post-Doc
Prof. Dr. Otto Heinrich WarburgMedicine · 19311911 Dr. med.
  • studied in Heidelberg 1906-1911
  • Habil. in Physiology 1912
  • Dr. h.c. on 08 October 1958
Prof. Dr. Adolf von BaeyerChemistry · 19051858 Ph.D. in Berlin/Heidelberg
  • studied in Heidelberg 1856-1857
  • Dr. h.c. on 05 August 1886
Dr. Charles Albert GobatNobel Peace Prize · 19021867 Dr. iur.enrolled in Heidelberg in 1863

Students and Graduates

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearEnrolled at Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University or the city of Heidelberg
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearEnrolled at Heidelberg UniversityFurther connection to Heidelberg University or the city of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Max BornPhysics · 1954studied Natural sciences 1902 
Prof. Dr. Hans SpemannMedizin · 1935studied Medicine 1891-1893 
Prof. Dr. James FranckPhysics · 1925studied in Heidelberg 1901-1902, 1902-1903 Natural Sciences, WS 1902/1903 LawDr. h.c. on 26 August 1957
Carl SpittelerLiterature · 1919studied Theology 1867-1868 
Prof. Dr. Fritz HaberChemistry · 1918studied Chemistry 1887-1888 
Theodore William RichardsChemistry · 1914studied Chemistry 1888 under Bunsen 
Prof. Dr. Heike Kamerlingh OnnesPhysics · 19131871-1873 under Bunsen and Kirchhoff 
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm WienPhysics · 1911studied i.a. in Heidelberg 1882-1886attended school in Heidelberg 1880-1882
Dr. Auguste BeernaertNobel Peace Prize · 1909studied law i.a. in Heidelberg 1851-1853 
Prof. Dr. Albert Abraham MichelsonPhysics · 1907studied Philosophy 1881 
Prof. Dr. Sir William RamsayChemistry · 1904studied Chemistry 1870-1871 under BunsenDr. h.c. on 08 August 1903

Honorary Doctors

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearConferment of Honorary DoctorateFurther connection to Heidelberg University
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearConferment of Honorary DoctorateFurther connection to Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Friedrich BergiusChemistry · 1931Dr. h.c. on 11 October 1927In contact with Heidelberg University as an entrepreneur starting in 1921, lived in Heidelberg 1922-1942
Prof. Dr. Robert KochMedicine · 1905Dr. h.c. on 05 August 1886 
Prof. Dr. Svante ArrheniusChemistry · 1903Dr. h.c. on 08 August 1903 
Prof. Dr. Jacobus Henricus van’t HoffChemistry · 1901Dr. h.c. on 01 August 1908 

Scientists at Research Institutes in Heidelberg

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearCareer Phase in Heidelberg
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearCareer Phase in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Sir Peter MansfieldMedicine · 20031972-1973 Senior-Visitor at the Max Plank Institute (MPI) for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Masatoshi KoshibaPhysics · 2002Humboldt Research Award winner, research visit at MPI for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-VolhardMedicine · 19951978-1980 Head of Research Group at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Eric F. WieschausMedicine · 19951978-1981 Head of Research Group at EMBL in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. George WaldMedicine · 19671932-1933 Research Associate under Meyerhof and Warburg at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (KWI) for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. André Michel LwoffMedicine · 19651932-1933 Research Associate under Meyerhof at the KWI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Ludwig MössbauerPhysics · 19611955-1957 Research Associate at the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Severo OchoaMedicine · 1959
  • 1929-1931 Research Associate under Meyerhof
  • 1936-1937 Visiting Research Scholar at the KWI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Fritz Albert LipmannMedicine · 19531927-1930 Post-Doc under Meyerhof at the KWI for Medical Research in Heidelberg, later MPI

Associate and Corresponding Members of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearHeidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities‘ (HASH) Membership LevelFurther connection to Heidelberg University
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearHeidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities‘ (HASH) Membership LevelFurther connection to Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang PaulPhysics · 1989Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Jack SteinbergerPhysics · 1988Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Maria Goeppert-MayerPhysics · 1963Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Sir John C. KendrewChemistry · 1962Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Willard Frank LibbyChemistry · 1960Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Emilio SegrèPhysics · 1959Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Hermann StaudingerChemistry · 1953Associate Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang PauliPhysics · 1945Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. George de HevesyChemistry · 1943Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Corneille HeymannsMedizin · 1938Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Peter DebyeChemistry · 1936Corresponding Member of the HASH 
Prof. Dr. Carl BoschChemistry · 1931Member of the HASHlived in Heidelberg 1917-1940
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Otto WielandChemistry · 1927Associate Member of the HASH 

Scientists with a biographical connection to Heidelberg

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LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearConnection to Heidelberg
LaureateNobel Prize Field & YearConnection to Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Ernst RuskaPhysics · 19861906 born in Heidelberg, attended school in Heidelberg

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