# Nobel Prizes in Physics

## From 1926 to 1954

Year | Name | Accomplishment |
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1926 | Jean Baptiste Perrin | "for his work on the discontinuous structure of matter, and especially for his discovery of sedimentation equilibrium" |

1927 | Arthur Holly Compton | "for his discovery of the effect named after him" |

1927 | Charles Thomson Rees Wilson | "for his method of making the paths of electrically charged particles visible by condensation of vapour" |

1928 | Owen Willans Richardson | "for his work on the thermionic phenomenon and especially for the discovery of the law named after him" |

1929 | Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie | "for his discovery of the wave nature of electrons" |

1930 | Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman | "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him" |

1932 | Werner Karl Heisenberg | "for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen" |

1933 | Erwin SchrÃ¶dinger | "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory" |

1933 | Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac | "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory" |

1935 | James Chadwick | "for the discovery of the neutron" |

1936 | Victor Franz Hess | "for his discovery of cosmic radiation" |

1936 | Carl David Anderson | "for his discovery of the positron" |

1937 | Clinton Joseph Davisson | "for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals" |

1937 | George Paget Thomson | "for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals" |

1938 | Enrico Fermi | "for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons" |

1939 | Ernest Orlando Lawrence | "for the invention and development of the cyclotron and for results obtained with it, especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements" |

1943 | Otto Stern | "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton" |

1944 | Isidor Isaac Rabi | "for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei" |

1945 | Wolfgang Pauli | "for the discovery of the Exclusion Principle, also called the Pauli Principle" |

1946 | Percy Williams Bridgman | "for the invention of an apparatus to produce extremely high pressures, and for the discoveries he made therewith in the field of high pressure physics" |

1947 | Sir Edward Victor Appleton | "for his investigations of the physics of the upper atmosphere especially for the discovery of the so-called Appleton layer" |

1948 | Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett | "for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation" |

1949 | Hideki Yukawa | "for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces" |

1950 | Cecil Frank Powell | "for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and his discoveries regarding mesons made with this method" |

1951 | Sir John Douglas Cockcroft | "for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles" |

1951 | Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton | "for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles" |

1952 | Felix Bloch | "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith" |

1952 | Edward Mills Purcell | "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith" |

1953 | Frits Zernike | "for his demonstration of the phase contrast method, especially for his invention of the phase contrast microscope" |

1954 | Max Born | "for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for his statistical interpretation of the wavefunction" |

1954 | Walther Bothe | "for the coincidence method and his discoveries made therewith" |