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List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020: Nobel Prize award was first conferred in 1901. Nobel Prize is given at an international level which is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. It is awarded for outstanding contributions in several categories including chemistry, literature, peace, physics, physiology or medicine and economic sciences. The will of Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. Here’s the list of Laureates who received Nobel Prize in the year 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020
Nobel Prize Winners Field Contribution
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice Medicine Discovered Hepatitis C virus
Roger Penrose Physics Discovered that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity
Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez Discovered supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna Chemistry Discovered the method for genome editing
Louise Glück Literature For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal
World Food Programme (WFP) Peace For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson

Economic Sciences For improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2019
Nobel Laureates Field Contribution
William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza Physiology or Medicine Discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz Physics James Peebles: theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology


Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz discovered an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino Chemistry Discovered the development of lithium-ion batteries.
Peter Handke Literature Discovered an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.
Abiy Ahmed Ali Peace For his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer Economic Sciences For their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2018

Nobel Laureates



James P. Allison (USA), Tasuku Honjo Japan)

Physiology or Medicine

Discovered the therapy of cancer by inhibition of negative immune regulation.

Gerard Mourou (France),

Arthur Ashkin (USA),

Donna Strickland (Canada)


For generating groundbreaking tools for beams of light.

George Smith (USA),

Frances Arnold (USA),

Greg Winter (UK)


To develop protein, they have used evolutionary principles that will be helpful in new drugs and medical treatments.

This year no Nobel Prize for Literature


This year no Nobel Prize for Literature

Denis Mukwege (Democratic Republic of the Congo),

Nadia Murad (Germany)


For their tremendous work in helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

William Nordhaus (USA)

Paul Romer(US)

Economic Sciences

For integrating innovation and climate with economic growth.

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Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2017

Nobel Laureates Field Contribution
Rainer Weiss

Barry C. Barish

Kip S. Thorne

Physics For constructing Ligo and detection of gravitational waves.
Jacques Dubochet

Joachim Frank

Richard Henderson

Chemistry For developing cryoelectron microscopy
Jeffrey C. Hall

Michael Rosbash

Michael W. Young

Physiology or Medicine For generating molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm.
Kazuo Ishiguro Literature For the novel “The Remains of the Day”.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Peace To draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for a treaty base on prohibition of such weapons.
Richard H. Thaler Economic Sciences For his great contribution to behavioural economics

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Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2016

Nobel Laureates Field Contribution
F. Duncan

M. Haldane

J. Michael Kosterlitz

Physics For theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

Bernard L. Feringa

Chemistry For designing and synthesising  molecular machines
Yoshinori Ohsumi Physiology or Medicine For discovering the mechanisms for autophagy.
Bob Dylan Literature For creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition
Juan Manuel Santos Peace For his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end
Oliver Hart

Bengt Holmström

Economic Sciences For providing contributions to contract theory

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