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  • Friday, 23 August 2013

    Nobel Prize Awarded by Women

    The Nobel Prize has been awarded 807 times to men and 44 times to women (there have also been 23 awards to organizations).
    The first woman to win a Nobel Prize was Marie Curie, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with her husband, Pierre Curie, and Henri Becquerel. Curie is also the only woman to have won multiple Nobel Prizes; in 1911, she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (and is accordingly included twice in the total figure of 44 for female laureates). Curie's daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935, making the two the only mother-daughter pair to have won Nobel Prizes.
    Fifteen women have won the Nobel Peace Prize, twelve have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, ten have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, four have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, two have won the Nobel Prize in Physics and only one woman (in 2009) has won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The most Nobel Prizes awarded to women in a single year was in 2009, when five women became laureates.

    The Prize in Economic Sciences (1)
    2009
    Elinor Ostrom

    The Nobel Prize in Physics (2)
    1963
    Maria Goeppert Mayer

    1903
    Marie Curie

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (4)
    2009
    Ada E. Yonath
    1964
    Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
    1935
    Irène Joliot-Curie
    1911
    Marie Curie

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (10)
    2009
    Elizabeth H. Blackburn
    2009
    Carol W. Greider
    2008
    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
    2004
    Linda B. Buck
    1995
    Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
    1988
    Gertrude B. Elion
    1986
    Rita Levi-Montalcini
    1983
    Barbara McClintock
    1977
    Rosalyn Yalow
    1947
    Gerty Cori

    The Nobel Prize in Literature (12)
    2009
    Herta Müller
    2007
    Doris Lessing
    2004
    Elfriede Jelinek
    1996
    Wislawa Szymborska
    1993
    Toni Morrison
    1991
    Nadine Gordimer
    1966
    Nelly Sachs
    1945
    Gabriela Mistral
    1938
    Pearl Buck
    1928
    Sigrid Undset
    1926
    Grazia Deledda
    1909
    Selma Lagerlöf

    The Nobel Peace Prize (15)
    2011
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    2011
    Leymah Gbowee
    2011
    Tawakkul Karman
    2004
    Wangari Maathai
    2003
    Shirin Ebadi
    1997
    Jody Williams
    1992
    Rigoberta Menchú Tum
    1991
    Aung San Suu Kyi
    1982
    Alva Myrdal
    1979
    Mother Teresa
    1976
    Betty Williams
    1976
    Mairead Corrigan
    1946
    Emily Greene Balch
    1931
    Jane Addams
    1905
    Bertha von Suttner