The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1973

Karl von Frisch

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

Konrad Lorenz

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

Nikolaas Tinbergen

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/3

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1973 was awarded jointly to Karl von Frisch, Konrad Lorenz and Nikolaas Tinbergen "for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns"

To cite this section
MLA style: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1973. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2024. Fri. 14 Jun 2024. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1973/summary/>

Back to top Back To Top Takes users back to the top of the page

Nobel Prizes and laureates

Eleven laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2023, for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from effective mRNA vaccines and attosecond physics to fighting against the oppression of women.

See them all presented here.
Illustration

Explore prizes and laureates

Look for popular awards and laureates in different fields, and discover the history of the Nobel Prize.