Statistics for 196 laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics

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YearCountry of birthLaureate% Correct
1921GermanyAlbert Einstein
94%
1903FrancePierre Curie
87%
1903Russian Empire (now Poland)Marie Curie
87%
1975DenmarkAage N. Bohr
80%
1922DenmarkNiels Bohr
80%
1918Schleswig (now Germany)Max Planck
63%
1938ItalyEnrico Fermi
61%
1932GermanyWerner Heisenberg
60%
1965USARichard P. Feynman
55%
1933AustriaErwin Schrödinger
55%
1989GermanyWolfgang Paul
52%
2013United KingdomPeter Higgs
47%
1945AustriaWolfgang Pauli
45%
1933United KingdomPaul A.M. Dirac
43%
1901Prussia (now Germany)Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
43%
1954Germany (now Poland)Max Born
34%
1902the NetherlandsHendrik A. Lorentz
34%
1906United KingdomJ.J. Thomson
31%
1937United KingdomGeorge Paget Thomson
31%
1909ItalyGuglielmo Marconi
31%
1903FranceHenri Becquerel
30%
2009USAGeorge E. Smith
30%
1915AustraliaLawrence Bragg
28%
1915United KingdomWilliam Bragg
28%
1927USAArthur H. Compton
26%
1935United KingdomJames Chadwick
26%
1962Russian Empire (now Azerbaijan)Lev Landau
26%
1957ChinaChen Ning Yang
25%
1927ScotlandC.T.R. Wilson
24%
1978USARobert Woodrow Wilson
24%
1949JapanHideki Yukawa
24%
1929FranceLouis de Broglie
24%
1982USAKenneth G. Wilson
24%
1983India (now Pakistan)Subramanyan Chandrasekhar
24%
1965JapanSin-Itiro Tomonaga
23%
1936USACarl D. Anderson
23%
1977USAPhilip W. Anderson
23%
1965USAJulian Schwinger
23%
1957ChinaTsung-Dao Lee
23%
1907Prussia (now Poland)Albert A. Michelson
23%
1956 | 1972USAJohn Bardeen
23%
1925GermanyGustav Hertz
23%
1969USAMurray Gell-Mann
23%
1996USADavid M. Lee
23%
1967Germany (now France)Hans Bethe
22%
1923USARobert A. Millikan
22%
1902the NetherlandsPieter Zeeman
22%
1979India (now Pakistan)Abdus Salam
21%
1930IndiaSir Venkata Raman
21%
1979USASteven Weinberg
21%
1972USALeon N. Cooper
21%
2013BelgiumFrançois Englert
21%
1904United KingdomLord Rayleigh
20%
1910the NetherlandsJohannes Diderik van der Waals
19%
1909Hesse-Kassel (now Germany)Ferdinand Braun
19%
1939USAErnest Lawrence
19%
1913the NetherlandsHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
19%
1979USASheldon Glashow
18%
1914GermanyMax von Laue
18%
2011USABrian P. Schmidt
18%
1963Germany (now Poland)Maria Goeppert Mayer
17%
1973United KingdomBrian D. Josephson
17%
1970SwedenHannes Alfvén
17%
1981SwedenKai M. Siegbahn
17%
1961USARobert Hofstadter
17%
1987SwitzerlandK. Alex Müller
17%
1999the NetherlandsGerardus 't Hooft
17%
2002USARaymond Davis Jr.
17%
2006USAGeorge F. Smoot
17%
2008JapanMakoto Kobayashi
17%
1984ItalyCarlo Rubbia
17%
1977United KingdomSir Nevill F. Mott
17%
1925GermanyJames Franck
17%
1944Austria-Hungary (now Poland)Isidor Isaac Rabi
17%
1924SwedenManne Siegbahn
17%
1956United KingdomWilliam B. Shockley
17%
1911Prussia (now Russia)Wilhelm Wien
17%
1905Hungary (now Slovakia)Philipp Lenard
17%
1943Germany (now Poland)Otto Stern
17%
1958RussiaIl´ja M. Frank
17%
1919GermanyJohannes Stark
17%
1974United KingdomAntony Hewish
16%
1997USASteven Chu
16%
2008JapanToshihide Maskawa
16%
1951IrelandErnest T.S. Walton
16%
1996USARobert C. Richardson
16%
1952SwitzerlandFelix Bloch
16%
1978GermanyArno Penzias
16%
1928United KingdomOwen Willans Richardson
16%
2008JapanYoichiro Nambu
16%
1955USAWillis E. Lamb
16%
2010RussiaAndre Geim
16%
1908LuxembourgGabriel Lippmann
16%
1963Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)Eugene Wigner
16%
1959ItalyEmilio Segrè
16%
1995USAMartin L. Perl
15%
1948United KingdomPatrick M.S. Blackett
15%
1926FranceJean Baptiste Perrin
15%
1993USAJoseph H. Taylor Jr.
15%
1992PolandGeorges Charpak
15%
1990CanadaRichard E. Taylor
15%
1959USAOwen Chamberlain
15%
2003USSR (now Russia)Alexei A. Abrikosov
15%
1937USAClinton Davisson
15%
1968USALuis Alvarez
15%
1961GermanyRudolf Mössbauer
15%
2012USADavid J. Wineland
15%
1974United KingdomMartin Ryle
15%
1956ChinaWalter H. Brattain
15%
1958RussiaPavel A. Cherenkov
15%
1973NorwayIvar Giaever
15%
1984the NetherlandsSimon van der Meer
15%
2009ChinaCharles K. Kao
14%
2007FranceAlbert Fert
14%
2004USAFrank Wilczek
14%
1991FrancePierre-Gilles de Gennes
14%
2010RussiaKonstantin Novoselov
14%
2011USASaul Perlmutter
14%
1960USADonald A. Glaser
14%
1917United KingdomCharles Glover Barkla
14%
1997AlgeriaClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
14%
1936AustriaVictor F. Hess
14%
1999the NetherlandsMartinus J.G. Veltman
14%
1912SwedenGustaf Dalén
14%
1985German-occupied Poland (now Poland)Klaus von Klitzing
14%
1946USAPercy W. Bridgman
14%
1953the NetherlandsFrits Zernike
14%
1973JapanLeo Esaki
14%
1971HungaryDennis Gabor
14%
1975USABen R. Mottelson
14%
1954GermanyWalther Bothe
14%
1976USABurton Richter
14%
1970FranceLouis Néel
14%
1976USASamuel C.C. Ting
14%
1972USARobert Schrieffer
14%
1950United KingdomCecil Powell
14%
1947United KingdomEdward V. Appleton
14%
1951United KingdomJohn Cockcroft
14%
1963GermanyJ. Hans D. Jensen
14%
1958RussiaIgor Y. Tamm
14%
1964USACharles H. Townes
13%
1998West Germany (now Germany)Horst L. Störmer
13%
2007Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)Peter Grünberg
13%
2004USADavid J. Gross
13%
1952USAE. M. Purcell
13%
2002JapanMasatoshi Koshiba
13%
1920SwitzerlandCharles Edouard Guillaume
13%
2001West Germany (now Germany)Wolfgang Ketterle
13%
2000USSR (now Belarus)Zhores I. Alferov
13%
1986GermanyErnst Ruska
13%
2012MoroccoSerge Haroche
13%
1980USAJames Cronin
13%
2005USAJohn L. Hall
13%
1988USAMelvin Schwartz
13%
1990USAJerome I. Friedman
13%
1964AustraliaAleksandr M. Prokhorov
13%
1981the NetherlandsNicolaas Bloembergen
13%
1977USAJohn H. van Vleck
13%
1964USSR (now Russia)Nicolay G. Basov
13%
1978Russian Empire (now Russia)Pyotr Kapitsa
13%
1994CanadaBertram N. Brockhouse
13%
1975USAJames Rainwater
12%
1983USAWilliam A. Fowler
12%
1980USAVal Fitch
12%
2004USAH. David Politzer
12%
1966Germany (now France)Alfred Kastler
12%
1955GermanyPolykarp Kusch
12%
2003RussiaVitaly L. Ginzburg
12%
1987West Germany (now Germany)J. Georg Bednorz
12%
1998USARobert B. Laughlin
12%
2001USACarl E. Wieman
12%
2001USAEric A. Cornell
12%
1996USADouglas D. Osheroff
12%
1988USALeon M. Lederman
12%
2011USAAdam G. Riess
11%
2009CanadaWillard S. Boyle
11%
1989GermanyHans G. Dehmelt
11%
1981USAArthur L. Schawlow
11%
1986SwitzerlandHeinrich Rohrer
11%
2003United KingdomAnthony J. Leggett
11%
2002ItalyRiccardo Giacconi
11%
2000GermanyHerbert Kroemer
11%
1998ChinaDaniel C. Tsui
11%
1997USAWilliam D. Phillips
11%
1995USAFrederick Reines
11%
2005USARoy J. Glauber
11%
1993USARussell A. Hulse
11%
1986West Germany (now Germany)Gerd Binnig
11%
1988GermanyJack Steinberger
11%
2006USAJohn C. Mather
10%
1994USAClifford G. Shull
10%
1989USANorman F. Ramsey
10%
1990USAHenry W. Kendall
10%
2005GermanyTheodor W. Hänsch
10%
2000USAJack S. Kilby
10%

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