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

Nobel Prizes 1972

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John Bardeen thumb picture
Leon Neil Cooper thumb picture
John Robert Schrieffer thumb picture
John Bardeen, Leon Neil Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer

"for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory"

Christian B. Anfinsen thumb picture
Christian B. Anfinsen

"for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation"

Stanford Moore thumb picture
William H. Stein thumb picture
Stanford Moore and William H. Stein

"for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active centre of the ribonuclease molecule"

Gerald M. Edelman thumb picture
Rodney R. Porter thumb picture
Gerald M. Edelman and Rodney R. Porter

"for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies"

Heinrich Böll thumb picture
Heinrich Böll

"for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature"

The Nobel Peace Prize 1972

No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money for 1972 was allocated to the Main Fund.

John R. Hicks thumb picture
Kenneth J. Arrow thumb picture
John R. Hicks and Kenneth J. Arrow

"for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory"

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