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Jewish Laureates of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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YearNobel LaureateCountry of birth
2013Levitt, Michael
"for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"
South Africa
2013Karplus, Martin
"for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"
Austria
2013Warshel, Arieh
"for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"
Israel
2012Lefkowitz, Robert J.
"for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors"
USA
2011Shechtman, Dan
"for the discovery of quasicrystals"
Israel
2009Yonath, Ada E.
"for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"
Israel
2008Chalfie, Martin
"for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP"
USA
2006Kornberg, Roger. D.
"for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription"
USA
2004Hershko, Avram
"for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
Hungary
2004Rose, Irwin
"for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
USA
2004Ciechanover, Aaron
"for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
Israel
2000Heeger, Alan J.
"for the discovery and development of conductive polymers"
USA
1998Kohn, Walter
"for his development of the density-functional theory"
Austria
1994Olah, George A.
"for his contribution to carbocation chemistry"
Hungary
1992Marcus, Rudolph A.
"for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems"
Canada
1989Altman, Sidney
"for their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA"
Canada
1985Karle, Jerome
"for their development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures"
USA
1985Hauptman, Herbert A.
"for their development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures"
USA
1982Klug, Aaron
"for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes"
Lithuania
1981Hoffmann, Roald
"for their theories, developed independently, concerning the course of chemical reactions"
Poland
1980Gilbert, Walter
"for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids"
USA
1980Berg, Paul
"for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA"
USA
1979Brown, Herbert C.
"for their development of the use of boron- and phosphorus-containing compounds, respectively, into important reagents in organic synthesis"
Ukraine
1977Prigogine, Ilya
"for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures"
Russia
1972Stein, William H.
"for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active center of the ribonuclease molecule"
USA
1972Anfinsen, Christian B.
"for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation"
USA
1962Perutz, Max F.
"for their studies of the structures of globular proteins"
Austria
1961Calvin, Melvin
"for his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants"
USA
1943de Hevesy, George
"for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes"
Hungary
1918Haber, Fritz
"for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements"
Germany
1915Willstatter, Richard M.
"for his researches on plant pigments, especially chlorophyll"
Germany
1910Wallach, Otto
"for his pioneer work in the field of alicyclic compounds"
Germany
1906Moissan, Henri
"for his investigation and isolation of the element fluorine, and for the adoption in the service of science of the electric furnace called after him"
France
1905von Baeyer, J. F. W. Adolf
"for his services in the advancement of organic chemistry and the chemical industry, through his work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic compounds"
Germany

Total number of Jewish Laureates: 34