Our Noble Laureates

Shuji NakamuraShuji Nakamura
Professor of Materials and of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
“For the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”

 

kydland-bigFinn E. Kydland
Professor of Economics
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics
“For contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles”

 

gross-by-rhody-for-printDavid J. Gross
Former Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
2004 Nobel Prize in Physics
“For the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction”

 

HeegerAlan J. Heeger
Professor of Physics and of Materials
2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“For the discovery and development of conductive polymers”

 

KroemerHerbert Kroemer
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
and of Materials
2000 Nobel Prize in Physics
“For developing semiconductor heterostructures
used in high-speed and opto-electronics”

WalterKohn9Walter Kohn
Founding director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Research Professor of Physics
1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“For his development of the density-functional theory”