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 Ketterle
Physics · 2001
1989-1990 Post-Doc with Wolfrum
1976-1978 studied Physics in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Hans G. Dehmelt
Physics · 1989
1974 und 1978 Visiting Research Fellow with zu Putlitz
Dr. h.c. 27 October 1986
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Lippmann
Physics · 1908
Starting in 1873, worked for several years with Kühne and Kirchhoff
1872-1873 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. Hänsch
Physics · 2005
1969 Dr. rer. nat.
  • studied Physics in Heidelberg 1961-69
  • 1966 Diploma
  • 1969-1970 Post-Doc
Prof. Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg
Medicine · 1931
1911 Dr. med.
  • studied in Heidelberg 1906-1911
  • Habil. in Physiology 1912
  • Dr. h.c. on 08 October 1958
Prof. Dr. Adolf von Baeyer
Chemistry · 1905
1858 Ph.D. in Berlin/Heidelberg
  • studied in Heidelberg 1856-1857
  • Dr. h.c. on 05 August 1886
Dr. Charles Albert Gobat
Nobel Peace Prize · 1902
1867 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 Born
Physics · 1954
studied Natural sciences 1902
 
Prof. Dr. Hans Spemann
Medizin · 1935
studied Medicine 1891-1893
 
Prof. Dr. James Franck
Physics · 1925
studied in Heidelberg 1901-1902, 1902-1903 Natural Sciences, WS 1902/1903 Law
Dr. h.c. on 26 August 1957
Carl Spitteler
Literature · 1919
studied Theology 1867-1868
 
Prof. Dr. Fritz Haber
Chemistry · 1918
studied Chemistry 1887-1888
 
Theodore William Richards
Chemistry · 1914
studied Chemistry 1888 under Bunsen
 
Prof. Dr. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physics · 1913
1871-1873 under Bunsen and Kirchhoff
 
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Wien
Physics · 1911
studied i.a. in Heidelberg 1882-1886
attended school in Heidelberg 1880-1882
Dr. Auguste Beernaert
Nobel Peace Prize · 1909
studied law i.a. in Heidelberg 1851-1853
 
Prof. Dr. Albert Abraham Michelson
Physics · 1907
studied Philosophy 1881
 
Prof. Dr. Sir William Ramsay
Chemistry · 1904
studied Chemistry 1870-1871 under Bunsen
Dr. 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 Bergius
Chemistry · 1931
Dr. h.c. on 11 October 1927
In contact with Heidelberg University as an entrepreneur starting in 1921, lived in Heidelberg 1922-1942
Prof. Dr. Robert Koch
Medicine · 1905
Dr. h.c. on 05 August 1886
 
Prof. Dr. Svante Arrhenius
Chemistry · 1903
Dr. h.c. on 08 August 1903
 
Prof. Dr. Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff
Chemistry · 1901
Dr. 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 Mansfield
Medicine · 2003
1972-1973 Senior-Visitor at the Max Plank Institute (MPI) for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Koshiba
Physics · 2002
Humboldt Research Award winner, research visit at MPI for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Medicine · 1995
1978-1980 Head of Research Group at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Eric F. Wieschaus
Medicine · 1995
1978-1981 Head of Research Group at EMBL in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. George Wald
Medicine · 1967
1932-1933 Research Associate under Meyerhof and Warburg at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (KWI) for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. André Michel Lwoff
Medicine · 1965
1932-1933 Research Associate under Meyerhof at the KWI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer
Physics · 1961
1955-1957 Research Associate at the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Severo Ochoa
Medicine · 1959
  • 1929-1931 Research Associate under Meyerhof
  • 1936-1937 Visiting Research Scholar at the KWI for Medical Research in Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Fritz Albert Lipmann
Medicine · 1953
1927-1930 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 Paul
Physics · 1989
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Jack Steinberger
Physics · 1988
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physics · 1963
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Sir John C. Kendrew
Chemistry · 1962
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Willard Frank Libby
Chemistry · 1960
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Emilio Segrè
Physics · 1959
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Hermann Staudinger
Chemistry · 1953
Associate Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pauli
Physics · 1945
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. George de Hevesy
Chemistry · 1943
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Corneille Heymanns
Medizin · 1938
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Peter Debye
Chemistry · 1936
Corresponding Member of the HASH
 
Prof. Dr. Carl Bosch
Chemistry · 1931
Member of the HASH
lived in Heidelberg 1917-1940
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Otto Wieland
Chemistry · 1927
Associate 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 Ruska
Physics · 1986
1906 born in Heidelberg, attended school in Heidelberg