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Nobel Prize Winners
Los Angeles County

Year Winner Institution Category
1923 Robert A. Millikan CalTech Physics
1933 Thomas Hunt Morgan CalTech Physiology or Medicine
1936 Carl D. Anderson CalTech Physics
1950 Ralph Bunche UCLA* Peace
1951 Edwin Mattison McMillan CalTech* Chemistry
Glenn T. Seaborg UCLA* Chemistry
1954 Linus Pauling CalTech Chemistry
1956 William Shockley CalTech* Physics
1958 George Wells Beadle CalTech Physiology or Medicine
1960 Donald A. Glaser CalTech* Physics
Willard Libby UCLA Chemistry
1961 Rudolf Mössbauer CalTech Physics
1962 Linus Pauling CalTech Peace
1964 Charles H. Townes CalTech* Physics
1965 Richard P. Feynman CalTech Physics
1969 Murray Gell-Mann CalTech Physics
Max Delbrück CalTech Physiology or Medicine
1975 Leo James Rainwater CalTech* Physics
1976 William Lipscomb CalTech* Chemistry
1978 Robert Woodrow Wilson CalTech* Physics
1981 Roger W. Sperry CalTech Physiology or Medicine
1982 Kenneth G. Wilson CalTech* Physics
1983 William A. Fowler CalTech Physics
1984 Bruce Merrifield UCLA* Chemistry
1987 Donald Cram UCLA Chemistry
1990 William F. Sharpe UCLA* Economics
1992 Rudolph A. Marcus CalTech Chemistry
1994 George Andrew Olah USC Chemistry
1995 Edward B. Lewis CalTech Physiology or Medicine
1996 Douglas D. Osheroff CalTech* Physics
1997 Paul D. Boyer UCLA Chemistry
Robert C. Merton CalTech* Economics
1998 Louis Ignarro UCLA Physiology or Medicine
1999 Ahmed Zewail CalTech Chemistry
2001 Leland H. Hartwell CalTech* Physiology or Medicine
2002 Vernon L. Smith CalTech* Economics
2004 H. David Politzer CalTech Physics
2005 Robert H. Grubbs CalTech Chemistry
2009 Elinor Ostrom UCLA* Economics
2010 Richard Heck UCLA* Chemistry
2012 Lloyd Shapley UCLA Economics
2013 Arieh Warshel USC Chemistry
Martin Karplus CalTech* Chemistry
Randy Schekman UCLA* Physiology or Medicine
2014 Eric Betzig CalTech* Chemistry
2015 Arthur B. McDonald CalTech* Physics
2016 Fraser Stoddart UCLA* Chemistry
2017 Barry C. Barish CalTech Physics
Michael Rosbash CalTech* Physiology or Medicine
2018 Frances Arnold CalTech Chemistry
2020 Andrea M. Ghez CalTech*; UCLA Physics
Jennifer Doudna Pomona College* Chemistry
Charles M. Rice CalTech* Physiology or Medicine
2021 Ardem Patapoutian UCLA*; CalTech* Physiology or Medicine
2022 John Clauser CalTech* Physics

* Winner had been a student/graduate/professor at this institution, but was not awarded the prize while there.
† Co-winner of the prize

Source: Nobel Prizes