Nobel Prizes 1956
The Nobel Prize in Physics
William Bradford Shockley
, John Bardeen
and Walter Houser Brattain
"for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
and Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov
"for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions"
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
André Frédéric Cournand
, Werner Forssmann
and Dickinson W. Richards
"for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system"
The Nobel Prize in Literature
Juan Ramón Jiménez
"for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity"
The Nobel Peace Prize
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.
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