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    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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