10 youngest Nobel Prize winners
There are many legendary people in this world who have done great work in field of physics, medicine, Chemistry, Physiology, Literature, Peace and many more. The people who do extra efforts and hard work for the benefit of human being in any aspect are awarded a special honor which is called the Nobel Prize. There are many great scientists, physicists, Biologists and many more who have won this Nobel Prize but the following list basically explains those legendary people who won Nobel Prize at very young age and made themselves the youngest Nobel Prize winners of the world.
10. Betty Williams
Betty Williams is the 2nd lady who is counted in the list of youngest Nobel Prize winners on the basis of her age when she won it. She was born on 22nd May 1943 and belongs to United Kingdom. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 at the age of 33 years, 6 months and 18 days. The award was given on the basis of her work as a co-founder of Community of Peace People.
9. Joshua Lederberg
Joshua Lederberg was born in Montclair a beautiful city of New Jersey on 23rd May 1925. He was basically an American and was a molecular biologist. The greatest achievement of Joshua was that he was just 33 years, 6months and 13 days old when he won the Nobel Prize in medicine. Joshua Lederberg has done lot of work in genetics and he was the one who found the bacteria which can mate and exchange genes. Joshua passed away at the age of 82 on 2nd February 2008.
8. Mairead Maguire
Mairead Maguire is a lady who is counted in the list of top 10 youngest Nobel Prize winners. Mairead Maguire was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 27th January 1944.She was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 and at that time she was only 32 years, 10 months and 13 days old. As far as peace is concerned Mairead Maguire has done lot of work related to it and she is still alive and working on it.
7. Rudolf Ludwig Mossbauer
Rudolf Ludwig Mossbauer Belonged to Germany. Rudolf was a great German physicist who was born in Munich, Germany on 31st January 1929. According to Rudolf the whole life is like an examination and you have to pass it with high grades. Rudolf was only 32 years, 10 months and 10 days old when he won the Nobel Prize and that makes him the 7th youngest Nobel Prize winner in our list. He discovered a physical phenomena related to the emission and absorption of rays by the neculei and it was named after him.
6. Frederick Grant Banting
Frederick Grant Banting belonged to Canada and basically he was a medical Scientist. He was born in Ontario, Canada on 14th November 1891. Frederick Grant Banting was a great man who was given the title of Sir and he won the Nobel Prize in medicine. What makes him count on this list is that Frederick Grant Banting was only 32 years and 26 days old when he won the Nobel Prize. He passed away at the age of 49 on 21st February 1941.
5. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac belonged to United Kingdom. He was born in Bristol, England on 8th august 1902.Basically he was a theoretical physicist who has played a major role in the development of quantum electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. What makes his name special in our list on number 5 is that he was only 31 years, 4 months and 2 days old when he won the Nobel Prize in physics. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac passed away at the age of 82 on 20th October 1984.
4. Carl David Anderson
Carl David Anderson was an American physicist. He was born in New York, New York on 3rd September 1905. Carl David Anderson was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. What makes him count on this list at number 4 is that he was only 31 years, 3 months and 7 days old when he got the Nobel Prize. Along with that he has many more honors. Carl David Anderson passed away at the age of 85 on 11th January 1991.
3. Tsung Dao Lee
Tsung Dao Lee basically is a legendary Chinese physicist. Tsung Dao Lee was born on 24th November 1926 in Shanghai which one of the most beautiful city of the China. One of the major achievements of Tsung Dao Lee which makes him count in this list is that he was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics when he was only 31 years and 16 days which makes him the third youngest Nobel Prize winner of the world.
2. Werner Heisenberg
Werner Heisenberg was born in Germany on 5th December. The time when Werner Heisenberg was awarded a Nobel Prize he was only 31 years and 5 days old. He was awarded A Nobel Prize in Physics. One of the most Popular quotation of Werner Heisenberg is “An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them”. Werner Heisenberg passed away at the age of 74 on 1st February.
1. William Lawrence Bragg
William Lawrence Bragg was born in South Australia on 31st March 1890. At his early age he started showing signs which can call him a genius of Science and Mathematics. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. The time when William Lawrence Bragg won the Nobel Prize he was just 25 years, 8 months and 10 days old and that’s the main reasons which tales him to the top of this list at number one in the list of top 10 youngest Nobel Prize winners. William Lawrence Bragg passed away at the age of 81 on 1st July 1971.