Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates
Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes 1956

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William Bradford Shockley thumb picture
John Bardeen thumb picture
Walter Houser Brattain thumb picture
William Bradford Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain

"for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"

Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood thumb picture
Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov thumb picture
Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood and Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov

"for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions"

André Frédéric Cournand thumb picture
Werner Forssmann thumb picture
Dickinson W. Richards thumb picture
André Frédéric Cournand, Werner Forssmann and Dickinson W. Richards

"for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system"

Juan Ramón Jiménez thumb picture
Juan Ramón Jiménez

"for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity"

The Nobel Peace Prize 1956

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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