Jewish Scientists Receive Three of Six Nobel Prizes Awarded in New York Ceremony
Menu JTA Search

Jewish Scientists Receive Three of Six Nobel Prizes Awarded in New York Ceremony

Download PDF for this date

Three Jewish scientists were among the six recipients of the Nobel Prize who received the award yesterday at a dinner in New York, marking the first time the presentation of the prizes has taken place outside of Sweden.

The three Jewish winners are: Dr. Joseph Erlanger, who shared the 1944 prize for physiology and medicine with Dr. Herbert Gasser, head of the Rockefeller. Institutes for Medical Research. Dr. Erlanger is professor-emeritus of physiology at Washington University, St. Louis, Dr. Isidore I. Rabi, professor of physics at Columbia University, who received the 1944 prize for physics; and Dr. Otto Stern, of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, who was awarded the 1943 prize for physics.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund