Nobel Prize Winners

See the Nobel Foundation for information about the award and the foundation. This list includes faculty and staff who were engaged by Princeton at the time they did the research that led to the award, who were employed by the University at the time of the award and those who are currently working at the University.

Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Chemistry 2008 - Osamu Shimomura, research associate in biology 1996 - Richard Smalley, Ph.D. *74
1951 - Edwin M. McMillan, Ph.D. *33 (physics)
Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Economics 2011 – Christopher Sims, the Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking
2011 – Thomas Sargent, visiting professor of economics
2008 - Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs
2007 - Eric S. Maskin, visiting lecturer with the rank of professor of economics
2002 - Daniel Kahneman, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of public affairs
1994 - John F. Nash, Ph.D. *50, senior research mathematician
1979 - Sir W. Arthur Lewis, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy
2012 - Lloyd Shapley, Ph.D. *53
2001 - A. Michael Spence, Class of '66
2000 - James J. Heckman, M.A. *68, Ph.D. *71
1992 - Gary S. Becker, Class of '51
Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Literature 2010 - Mario Vargas Llosa, Distinguished Visitor in the Program in Latin American Studies and visiting lecturer in the Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts 1936 - Eugene O'Neill, Class of '10
1993 - Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities
Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Peace 1919 - Woodrow Wilson 1879, member of the faculty and president emeritus of the University
Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Physics 2004 - David Gross, the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics Emeritus
1998 - Daniel C. Tsui, the Arthur Legrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering
1993 - Joseph H. Taylor, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics
1993 - Russell Hulse, principal research physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
1980 - James W. Cronin, professor of physics
1980 - Val L. Fitch, the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics
1978 - Arno A. Penzias, visiting lecturer with rank of professor
1977 - Philip W. Anderson, the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics
1963 - Eugene P Wigner, the Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics
2004 - Frank Wilczek, Ph.D. *75
1979 - Steven Weinberg, Ph.D. *57
1972 - John Bardeen, Ph.D. *36
1965 - Richard P Feynman, Ph.D. *42
1961 - Robert Hofstadter, Ph.D. *38
1956 - John Bardeen, Ph.D. *36
1937 - Clinton J. Davisson, Ph.D. *11
1927 - Arthur H. Compton, Ph.D. *16
Category Faculty & Staff Alumni
Physiology or Medicine

2013 - James Rothman, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology
1995 - Eric Wieschaus, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology