Average Age for Nobel Laureates in all Prize Categories

The ages in the graphs below refers to how old the Nobel Laureates were the year they were awarded the Nobel Prize. The average age when awarded is 59 for the Laureates in all prize categories between 1901 and 2016. The most frequent age bracket is 60-64.

Percent and number of all Nobel Laureates in different age brackets

Percent [%]
Age interval [years]



Average age of all Nobel Laureates during the past century

Age [years]
Decade [years]



Average age of Nobel Laureates per prize category

Age [years]