Columbia Nobels

Of all the Physics Nobel Laureates that were associated with Columbia, 13 received the award for their work in theoretical physics, and 16 for their experimental discoveries; 11 were Columbia PhD's in Physics and 10 performed their prize-winning research in Pupin.

Nobel Prize DateNameAssociation with Columbia
1902H.A. LorentzEKA Lecturer in Mathematical Physics,1905-1906
1911W. WienEKA Lecturer in Mathematical Physics,1911
1918 (awarded 1919)M. PlanckEKA Lecturer in Mathematical Physics,1909
1923R.A.MillikanColumbiaPh.D.,1895 (The first Ph.D. awarded by the Department)
1938E. FermiFaculty, 1939-1946
1944I.I. Rabi *Columbia Ph.D., 1927 Faculty, 1929-1967 Professor Emeritus, 1967-1988
1949H. YukawaFaculty, 1949-1953
1955W.E. LambFaculty, 1938-1951
1955P. Kusch *Faculty, 1939-1971
1957T.D. Lee *Faculty, 1953-Present
1963M. Goeppert-MayerResearch Staff and Faculty 1939-1946
1964C.H. Townes *Faculty, 1948-1961
1965J. SchwingerColumbia B.A., 1936 & Columbia Ph.D., 1939
1967H.A. BetheVisiting Professor, 1948 and 1949
1969M. Gell-MannVisiting Professor, 1954-1955
1972L. CooperColumbia B.A., 1951 & Columbia Ph.D., 1954
1975A. Bohr *Research Staff, 1948-1949
1975J. Rainwater *Columbia Ph.D., 1946 & Faculty, 1946-1986
1976S.C.C. TingFaculty, 1965-1969
1978A.A. PenziasColumbia Ph.D., 1962
1979S. WeinbergFaculty, 1957-1959
1980V.L. FitchColumbia Ph.D., 1954
1981A.L. SchawlowResearch Staff, 1949-1951
1984C. RubbiaResearch Staff, 1958-1959
1988L.M. Lederman *Columbia Ph.D., 1951 & Faculty, 1951-1979
1988M. Schwartz *Columbia B.A., 1953, Columbia Ph.D., 1958 & Faculty, 1957-1966, 1991-2000
1988J. Steinberger *Faculty, 1950-1969
1989N. RamseyColumbia B.A., 1935, Columbia Ph.D., 1937 & Faculty, 1942-1946
1995M. PerlColumbia Ph.D., 1955
1998H. StormerFaculty, 1998-present

* Nobel awarded for work done in the Department.