The Nobel Prize in Physics 1955

Willis Eugene Lamb

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/2

Polykarp Kusch

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1955 was divided equally between Willis Eugene Lamb "for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum" and Polykarp Kusch "for his precision determination of the magnetic moment of the electron."

To cite this section
MLA style: The Nobel Prize in Physics 1955. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2018. Wed. 17 Oct 2018. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1955/summary/>

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

Explore prizes and laureates

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