Nobel Laureates of the University of Würzburg

A total of 14 Nobel Laureates has – at least temporarily – researched and taught at the University of Würzburg so far. 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 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 University of Würzburg)

Website of the Röntgen Memorial Site (German)

Emil Fischer
Emil Fischer

Emil Fischer

Professor at Würzburg from 1885 to 1892. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1902

Eduard Buchner
Eduard Buchner

Eduard Buchner

Professor at Würzburg from 1911 to 1917. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1907

Wilhelm Wien
Wilhelm Wien

Wilhelm Wien

Professor at Würzburg from 1900 to 1920. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911

Johannes Stark
Johannes Stark

Johannes Stark

Professor at Würzburg from 1920 to 1922. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1919

Hans Spemann
Hans Spemann

Hans Spemann

Student, doctoral candidate, Habilitation candidate, and Professor at Würzburg from 1894 to 1906. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1935

Klaus von Klitzing
Klaus von Klitzing

Klaus von Klitzing

Student, doctoral candidate and Habilitation candidate at 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 Würzburg as doctoral candidate and post-doc from 1975 to 1979. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988, for his investigation of the photosynthesis reaction centre in purple bacteriums.

 

 

Harald zur Hausen
Harald zur Hausen

Harald zur Hausen

At Würzburg in his post-doc years from 1969 to 1972, completing his Habilitation. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for his discovery that viruses can cause cancer of the cervix.

 

 

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These Nobel Laureates only temporarily worked at the University of Würzburg


Svante Arrhenius
Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius

Student at Würzburg in 1886/87, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903

Karl Ferdinand Braun
Karl Ferdinand Braun

Ferdinand Braun

Assistant at Würzburg for 1872 to 1874. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909

Walther Hermann Nernst
Walther Hermann Nernst

Walther Hermann Nernst

Student at Würzburg, up to his doctoral degree in 1887. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1920

Karl Landsteiner
Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner

At Würzburg in 1892. Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930

Max von Laue
Max von Laue

Max von Laue

Collaboration with Wilhelm Wien at Würzburg in 1916. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1914

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