Average Age for Nobel Laureates in Chemistry

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 58 for all the Chemistry Laureates between 1901 and 2016

. The most frequent age bracket for Nobel Laureates in Chemistry is the age 50-54. To date, the youngest Nobel Laureate in Chemistry is Frédéric Joliot, who was 35 years old when he was awarded the Chemistry Prize in 1935, together with his wife, Irène Joliot-Curie (daughter of Nobel Laureates Marie and Pierre Curie).

Percent and number of Nobel Laureates in different age brackets

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Average age of Chemistry Laureates during the past century

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Average age of Nobel Laureates per prize category

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