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Nobel Prize

Brochure: “Nobel Laureates of the University of Freiburg”

2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Harald zur Hausen (*1936) received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the role of papillomviruses in the development of cervical cancer.

1984 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Georges Köhler (*1946 – †1995) received the Nobel Prize for his theory of the specific structure and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle governing the production of monoclonal antibodies (with Nils Kaj Jerne and César Milstein).

1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Georg Wittig (*1897 – †1987) received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of boron- and phosphorus-containing compounds in important reagents in organic synthesis (with Herbert C. Brown).

1974 Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Friedrich August von Hayek (*1899 – †1992) received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for his penetrating analyses of the interdependence of economic, social, and institutional phenomena (with Gunnar Myrdal).

1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Hans Adolf Krebs (*1900 – †1981) received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the citric acid cycle.

1953 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Hermann Staudinger (*1881 – †1965) received the Nobel Prize for his great contribution to the understanding of polymers.

1943 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Georg von Hevesy (*1885 – †1966) received the Nobel Prize for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes.

1935 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Hans Spemann (*1869 – †1941) received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the organizer effect in embryonic development.

1928 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (*1876 – †1959) received the Nobel Prize for his contribution to research into the structure of the sterols and their connections with the vitamins.

1927 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Heinrich Otto Wieland (*1877 – †1957) received the Nobel Prize for his research on the constitution of the bile acids and related substances.