Top 10 Youngest Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. these are the 10 youngest winners of the prestiges prize ever.

10. Mairead Corrigan, 27 januari 1944 – 32 Years – Nobel Prize for peace (1976)

Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, an organization dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Maguire and Williams were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize

9. Rudolf Mössbauer, 31 januari 1929 – 32 Years – Nobel Prizefor physics (1961)

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. This effect, called the Mössbauer effect, is the basis for Mössbauer spectroscopy

8. Tawakkol Karman, 7 februari 1979 – 32 Years – Nobel Prizefor peace (2011)

Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. She leads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called the “Iron Woman” and “Mother of the Revolution” by Yemenis

7. Frederick G. Banting, 14 november 1891 – 32 Years –Nobel Prizefor medicine (1923)

Sir Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential

6. Paul A. M. Dirac, 8 augustus 1902 – 31 Years – Nobel Prizefor physics (1933)

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation which describes the behaviour of fermions and predicted the existence of antimatter.

5. Carl D. Anderson, 3 september 1905 – 31 Years – Nobel Prize for phriscs (1936)

Carl David Anderson was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon in 1936.

4. Tsung-Dao Lee, 24 november 1926 – 31 Years – Nobel Prizefor physics (1957)

Tsung-Dao Lee is a Chinese-American physicist, known for his work on parity violation, the Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) physics, nontopological solitons and soliton stars.

3. Werner Heisenberg, 5 december 1901 – 31 Years – Nobel Prizefor physics (1932)

Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He is known for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which he published in 1927.
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2. Lawrence Bragg, 31 maart 1890 – 25 Years – Nobel Prizefor physics (1915)

Sir William Lawrence Bragg was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of Bragg’s law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint winner (with his father, William Henry Bragg) of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915: “For their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-ray”, an important step in the development of X-ray crystallography.

1. Malala Yousafzai, 12 juli 1997 – 17 Years – Nobel Prizefor peace (2014)

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement.

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