MIT Physics Nobel Laureates

Charles H. Townes, 1964 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

1964 - Charles H. Townes

Prize motivation: "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle"

Field: optical physics, quantum electrodynamics

Prize share: 1/2

Samuel C.C. Ting, 1976 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

1976 - Samuel C.C. Ting

Prize motivation: "for their pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle of a new kind"

Field: experimental particle physics

Prize share: 1/2

Jerome I. Friedman, 1990 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

1990 - Jerome I. Friedman

Prize motivation: "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics"

Field: particle physics

Prize share: 1/3

Henry W. Kendall, 1990 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

1990 - Henry W. Kendall

Prize motivation: "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics"

Field: particle physics

Prize share: 1/3

Clifford G. Shull, 1994 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

1994 - Clifford G. Shull

Prize motivation: "for the development of the neutron diffraction technique"

Field: condensed matter physics, instrumentation

Prize share: 1/2

Wolfgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

2001 - Wolfgang Ketterle

Prize motivation: "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates"

Field: atomic physics

Prize share: 1/3

Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

2004 - Frank Wilczek

Prize motivation: "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"

Field: particle physics

Prize share: 1/3

Rainer Weiss, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

2017 - Rainer Weiss

Prize motivation: "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

Field: atomic physics

Prize share: 1/2