Nobel Laureates

Karl Alex Müller

Karl Alex Müller
   
20 April 1927 Born in Basel, Switzerland
1962–1970 Privatdozent at the University of Zurich
1970–1987 Adjunct Professor
1987

Nobel Prize in Physics together with Georg Bednorz for discoveries
in the field of superconductivity

1987–1994 Professor of Solid State Physics at MNF
   

Leopold Stefan Ruzicka

Leopold Stefan Ruzicka
   
13 September 1887 Born in Vukovar, (current day Croatia)
1920–1925 Privatdozent at UZH
1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for experiments on the hydrocarbon groups of polymethylenes and higher terpenes such as those used in the making of odorants
26 September 1976 Died in Mammern, Switzerland
   


 

Paul Karrer

Paul Karrer
   
21 April 1889 Born in Moscow, Russia
1918–1958 Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Zurich
1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2
1950–51 President of the University of Zurich
18 June 1971 Died in Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Debye

Peter Debye
(Image copyright: ETH Library Zurich, image archives)
   
24 March 1884 Born in Maastricht, Netherlands
1911-1912 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich
1936 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structures through his investigations on dipole moments and the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases
2 November 1966 Died in Ithaca, USA

Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger
 
12 August 1887 Born in Vienna
1921-1927 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich
1933 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of new
productive forms of atomic theory
4 January 1961 Died in Vienna

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
   
14 March 1879 Born in Ulm, Germany
1909–1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich
1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics,
and especially for his discovery of the laws of the photoelectric effect
18 April 1955 Died in Princeton, USA
 
Albert Einstein, Dissertation
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Max von Laue

Max von Laue
 
9 October 1879 Born in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany
1912–1914 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich
1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the diffraction of x-rays by crystals
24 April 1960 Died in Berlin, Germany

Alfred Werner

Alfred Werner
 
12 December 1866 Born in Mulhouse, France
1893 Privatdozent at the University of Zurich
1893–1918 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Zurich
1913 Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition of his work on the linkage of atoms in molecules by which he has thrown new light on earlier investigations and opened up new fields of research especially in inorganic chemistry
15 November 1919 Died in Zurich, Switzerland

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

 
27 March 1845 Born in Lennep, Germany
1867 Doctorate at the University of Zurich
1901 Inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of the discovery of the rays subsequently named after him
10 February 1923 Died in Munich, Germany

 

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