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Nobel Laureates

The Third Baron Rayleigh, John William Strutt 12 November 1842 - 30 June 1919JJTProfessor Ernest Rutherford (30 Aug 1871 - 19 Oct 1937)chadwickrylemLBraggProfessor Nevill Mott (30 Sep 1905 - 8 Aug 1996)Since the founding of the Nobel Prizes by Alfred Nobel in 1895, 29 members of the Cavendish have won one of the illustrious prizes. Note that not all of the Prizes are in physics.

  • Lord Rayleigh (Physics, 1904)
  • Sir J.J. Thomson (Physics, 1906)
  • Lord Ernest Rutherford (Chemistry, 1908)
  • Sir Lawrence Bragg (Physics, 1915)
  • Charles Barkla (Physics, 1917)
  • Francis Aston (Chemistry, 1922)
  • Charles Wilson (Physics, 1927)
  • Arthur Compton (Physics, 1927)
  • Sir Owen Richardson (Physics, 1928)
  • Sir James Chadwick (Physics, 1935)
  • Sir George Thomson (Physics, 1937)
  • Sir Edward Appleton (Physics, 1947)
  • Lord Patrick Blackett (Physics, 1948)
  • Sir John Cockcroft (Physics, 1951)
  • Ernest Walton (Physics, 1951)
  • Francis Crick (Physiology or Medicine, 1962)
  • James Watson (Physiology or Medicine, 1962)
  • Max Perutz (Chemistry, 1962)
  • Sir John Kendrew (Chemistry, 1962)
  • Dorothy Hodgkin (Chemistry, 1964)
  • Brian Josephson (Physics, 1973)
  • Sir Martin Ryle (Physics, 1974)
  • Antony Hewish (Physics, 1974)
  • Sir Nevill Mott (Physics, 1977)
  • Philip Anderson (Physics, 1977)
  • Pjotr Kapitsa (Physics, 1978)
  • Allan Cormack (Physiology or Medicine, 1979)
  • Sir Aaron Klug (Chemistry, 1982)
  • Norman Ramsey (Physics, 1989)