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Nobel Laureates of the University of Würzburg

A total of 14 Nobel Laureates have – at least temporarily – researched and taught at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. This page will briefly introduce them.

Wilhelm C. Röntgen
Wilhelm C. Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Assistant at the Institute of Physics from 1869 to 1872, Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1888 to 1900. Received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901 for his discovery of x-rays in 1895 at the Institute of Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

Website of the Röntgen Memorial Site

Emil Fischer
Emil Fischer

Emil Fischer

Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1885 to 1892. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1902.

Eduard Buchner
Eduard Buchner

Eduard Buchner

Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1911 to 1917. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1907.

Wilhelm Wien
Wilhelm Wien

Wilhelm Wien

Professor at the Julis-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1900 to 1920. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911.

Johannes Stark
Johannes Stark

Johannes Stark

Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1920 to 1922. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1919.

Hans Spemann
Hans Spemann

Hans Spemann

Student, doctoral candidate, postdoctoral fellow, and professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1894 to 1906. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1935.

Klaus von Klitzing
Klaus von Klitzing

Klaus von Klitzing

Student, doctoral candidate and postdoctoral fellow at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1969 to 1980. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1985 for his discovery of the Quantum-Hall Effect.

Hartmut Michel
Hartmut Michel

Hartmut Michel

At the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg as a doctoral candidate and post-doc from 1975 to 1979. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 for his investigation of the photosynthetic reaction center in purple bacteria.

 

 

Harald zur Hausen
Harald zur Hausen

Harald zur Hausen

At the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in his post-doc years from 1969 to 1972, completing his postdoctoral qualification. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for his discovery that viruses can cause cervical cancer.

 

 

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These Nobel Laureates only temporarily worked at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg:


Svante Arrhenius
Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius

Student at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in 1886/87. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903.

Karl Ferdinand Braun
Karl Ferdinand Braun

Ferdinand Braun

Assistant at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg from 1872 to 1874. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909.

Walther Hermann Nernst
Walther Hermann Nernst

Walther Hermann Nernst

Student at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg until his doctoral degree in 1887. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1920.

Karl Landsteiner
Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner

At the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in 1892. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930.

Max von Laue
Max von Laue

Max von Laue

Collaborated with Wilhelm Wien at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in 1916. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1914.

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