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Our Nobel Laureates

Sir Ronald Ross
Professor and Chair of Tropical Medicine from 1899-1912 

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902 for his discovery of the life cycle of malarial parasite.

Ronald Ross

 

Charles Barkla
BSc (Hons) Mathematics 1898, MSc 1901, Hon LLD 1931
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917 for discovering the electromagnetic properties of X-rays.

Charles Barkla

 

Sir Charles Sherrington
Holt Professor of Physiology at Liverpool from 1895-1913 
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine in 1932 for his research into the functions of neurons.

Charles Sherrington

 

Sir James Chadwick
Lyon Jones Chair of Physics at Liverpool from 1935-1943

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935 for the discovery of the neutron.

James Chadwick

 

Sir Robert Robinson
Chair in Organic Chemistry from 1915-1920

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947 for his research into anthocyanins and alkaloids.

Robert Robinson

 

Har Gobind Khorana
PhD 1948, Hon DSci 1971

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine in 1968 for his work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.

Har Gobind Khorana

 

Rodney Porter
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry 1938, Hon DSci 1973

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine in 1972 for his discovery of the structure of antibodies.

Rodney Porter

 

Ronald Coase
Assistant Lecturer in Commerce from 1934-1935

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991 for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy.

Ronald Coase

 

Professor Martin Perl
Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics, 2011
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for the discovery of the tau particle.

Professor Martin Perl

 

Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat
PhD 1950, Hon DSci 1989

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 for his efforts with nuclear disarmament.

Joseph Rotblat