JEWISH CHEMISTS

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SHORT LIST
  • Sidney Altman
  • Adolph von Baeyer 3
  • Konrad Bloch
  • Ronald Breslow
  • Herbert C. Brown
  • Melvin Calvin
  • Heinrich Caro
  • Sir Ernst Chain
  • Pierre Chambon 4
  • Gerty Cori
  • Carl Djerassi
  • Ernest Eliel
  • Gertrude Elion
  • Ronald Evans
  • Kasimir Fajans
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Moses Gomberg
  • Fritz Haber
  • Herbert Hauptman
  • George de Hevesy
  • Roald Hoffmann
  • Jerome Karle
  • Martin Karplus
  • Izaak Kolthoff
  • Arthur Kornberg
  • Roger Kornberg
  • Sir Hans Krebs
  • Sir Harold Kroto 6
  • Raphael Levine
  • Robert Langer
  • Fritz Lipmann
  • Rudolph Marcus
  • Herman Mark 7
  • Lise Meitner
  • Viktor Meyer
  • Otto Meyerhof
  • Henri Moissan 8
  • George Olah
  • Sir Max Perutz
  • John Polanyi 11
  • Michael Polanyi
  • Ilya Prigogine
  • Tadeus Reichstein
  • Stuart Rice
  • Eli Ruckenstein
  • Gabor Somorjai
  • William Stein
  • Gilbert Stork
  • Max Tishler
  • Otto Wallach 15
  • Otto Warburg 16
  • Frank Westheimer
  • Richard Willstätter
  • Saul Winstein
  • Rosalyn Yalow
  • Ada Yonath
LONG LIST
  • Robert Abeles
  • Anatole Abragam
  • Julian Adams
  • Berni Alder
  • Sidney Altman
  • Christian (Chaim) Anfinsen 1
  • Alfred Bader 2
  • Adolph von Baeyer 3
  • Allen Bard
  • Jacqueline Barton
  • Sidney Benson
  • Paul Berg
  • Robert Bergman
  • Ernst Bergmann
  • Max Bergmann
  • Bruce Berne
  • Richard Bernstein
  • R. Stephen Berry
  • Richard Bersohn
  • Jerome Berson
  • Solomon Berson
  • Jacob Bigeleisen
  • Fritz Blau
  • Felix Bloch
  • Herman Bloch
  • Konrad Bloch
  • Ronald Breslow
  • Leo Brewer
  • Herbert C. Brown
  • Paul Brumer
  • John Cahn
  • Melvin Calvin
  • Heinrich Caro
  • Nikodem Caro
  • Sir Ernst Chain
  • Pierre Chambon 4
  • David Chandler
  • Erwin Chargaff
  • Aaron Ciechanover
  • Edwin Cohen
  • Morris Cohen
  • Stanley N. Cohen
  • Mildred Cohn
  • Gerty Cori
  • Stanley Cristol
  • Samuel Danishefsky
  • Sheldon Datz
  • Norman Davidson
  • John Deutch
  • Carl Djerassi
  • Eduard Donath
  • Camille Dreyfus
  • Henry Dreyfus
  • Jack Dunitz
  • Saul Dushman
  • Lazăr Edeleanu
  • Gerald Edelman
  • Paul Ehrlich
  • Arthur Eichengrun
  • Kenneth Eisenthal
  • Ernest Eliel
  • Gertrude Elion
  • Gustav Embden
  • Lars Ernster
  • Kasimir Fajans
  • Isidor Fankuchen
  • George Feher
  • Fritz Feigl
  • Alan Fersht
  • Edmond Fischer 5
  • Michael Fisher
  • Marshall Fixman
  • Herbert Fox
  • Adolph Frank
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Daan Frenkel
  • Herbert Freundlich
  • Josef Fried
  • Gerhart Friedlander
  • Casimir Funk 5
  • Robert Furchgott
  • Elena Gal'pern
  • Walter Gilbert
  • Alfred Gilman
  • Henry Gilman
  • Hans Goldschmidt
  • Victor Goldschmidt
  • Moses Gomberg
  • Fritz Haber
  • Norman Hackerman
  • Erwin Hahn
  • Jack Halpern
  • Philip Handler
  • István Hargittai
  • Milton Harris
  • William Hassid
  • Herbert Hauptman
  • Felix Haurowitz
  • Alan Heeger
  • Michael Heidelberger
  • Sir Ian Heilbron
  • Heinz Heinemann
  • Walter Heitler
  • Adam Heller
  • Avram Hershko
  • George de Hevesy
  • Sir Peter Hirsch
  • Joseph O. Hirschfelder
  • Ralph Hirshmann
  • Roald Hoffmann
  • Pierre Hohenberg
  • Walter Jacobs
  • Joshua Jortner
  • Elvin Kabat
  • Henri Kagan
  • Martin Kamen
  • Jerome Karle
  • Martin Karplus
  • Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir
  • Aharon Katchalsky-Katzir
  • Morris Kharasch
  • Michael Klein
  • William Klemperer
  • Aaron Klug
  • Walter Kohn
  • Izaak Kolthoff
  • Arthur Kornberg
  • Sir Hans Kornberg
  • Roger Kornberg
  • Ronnie Kosloff
  • Sir Hans Krebs
  • Sir Harold Kroto 7
  • Albert Ladenburg
  • Ralph Landau
  • Karl Landsteiner
  • Robert Langer
  • Robert Lefkowitz
  • Richard Lerner
  • Phoebus Levene
  • Veniamin Levich
  • Raphael Levine
  • Michael Levitt
  • Charles Lieber
  • Carl Liebermann
  • Fritz Lipmann
  • Stephen Lippard
  • Morris Loeb
  • Otto Loewi
  • Fritz London
  • Gustav Magnus
  • Rudolph Marcus
  • Willy Marckwald
  • Herman Mark 8
  • Tobin Marks
  • Peter Mazur
  • Lise Meitner
  • Raphael Meldola
  • Hans L. Meyer
  • Viktor Meyer
  • Otto Meyerhof
  • Leonor Michaelis
  • Stanley L. Miller
  • Kurt Mislow
  • Henri Moissan 9
  • Salvador Moncada 10
  • Sir Alfred Mond
  • Ludwig Mond
  • Daniel Nathans
  • Carl Neuberg
  • Marshall Nirenberg
  • George Olah
  • Irwin Oppenheim
  • Milton Orchin
  • Leslie Orgel
  • Guy Ourisson 11
  • Friedrich Paneth
  • Jacob Parnas
  • Sir Max Perutz
  • Alexander Pines
  • Herman Pines
  • John Polanyi 12
  • Michael Polanyi
  • John Prausnitz
  • Ilya Prigogine
  • B. S. Rabinovitch
  • Ralph Raphael
  • Mark Ratner
  • Tadeus Reichstein
  • Stuart Rice
  • Irwin Rose
  • John Ross
  • Michael Rossmann 13
  • Samuel Ruben
  • Eli Ruckenstein
  • Klaus Ruedenberg
  • Otto Sackur
  • Lewis Sarett 14
  • Dan Shechtman
  • Harold Scheraga
  • Paul Scheuer
  • H. I. Schlesinger
  • Louis Schmerling
  • Rudolph Schoenheimer
  • Moshe Shapiro
  • Paul Sigler
  • Robert Silbey
  • Gabor Somorjai
  • Franz Sondheimer
  • William Stein
  • Gilbert Stork
  • Michael Szwarc
  • David Talmud
  • Max Tishler
  • Isidor Traube
  • Moritz Traube
  • Barry Trost
  • Mikhail Usanovich
  • Sir John Vane 15
  • George Wald
  • Otto Wallach 16
  • Otto Warburg 17
  • Arieh Warshel
  • Karl Weissenberg
  • Charles Weissmann
  • Chaim Weizmann
  • Frank Westheimer
  • Benjamin Widom
  • Richard Willstätter
  • Saul Winstein
  • Michael Woolfson
  • Harry Yale
  • Rosalyn Yalow
  • Ada Yonath
  • Richard Zare
  • Anatol Zhabotinsky
NOTES

1. Convert to Judaism. See http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/KK.
2. See interview in Candid Science III: More Conversations with Famous Chemists, by István Hargittai (Imperial College Press, London, 2003, pp. 153-154).  Bader's mother was non-Jewish, but he describes himself as a "convinced Jew."
3. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.
4. Jewish mother, née Yvonne Weill.
5. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother, according to a follow-up dispatch issued by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)  several days after publication of its October 14, 1992 story on that year's Nobel Prizes, written by Tom Tugend.  Fischer is a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute.

6. Information elsewhere on the web contains the claim that Casimir Funk was not Jewish.  Among the many references which describe Funk as having been Jewish is Who's Who in World Jewry 1965: A Biographical Dictionary of Outstanding Jews, edited by Harry Schneiderman and I.J. Carmin Karpman (McKay, New York, 1965, p. 417).  This reference is particularly significant in this context since all of the biographical profiles that it contains were based on data supplied by the profiled individuals themselves, and later approved by them. 
7.  Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see http://www.nobel.se/chemistry/laureates/1996/kroto-autobio.html.
8. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.  See, e.g., the last paragraph of the section entitled "I.G. FARBENINDUSTRIE"  at http://www.nap.edu/html/biomems/hmark.html.
9. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.
10. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father; identifies as a Jew, according to interview in Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists, by István Hargittai (Imperial College Press, London, 2002, p. 567).
11. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother, according to interview in Candid Science III: More Conversations with Famous Chemists, by István Hargittai (Imperial College Press, London, 2003, p. 239-241). 
12. Son of the Hungarian Jewish physical chemist and philosopher Michael Polanyi. See also Ismerjük''oket?: zsidó származású nevezetes magyarok arcképcsarnoka, by István Reményi Gyenes (Ex Libris, Budapest, 1997). 
13. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father according to interview in Bitter Prerequisites: A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror, by William Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt (Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN, 2001, p. 48).  See also http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/html4ever/010216.Nat.Ahlbrandt.book.html.
14. Jewish father, poet and naturalist Lew Sarett (born Lewis Saretsky), non-Jewish mother.
15.  Jewish father, non-Jewish mother, according to an interview published in Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists, by István Hargittai (Imperial College Press, London, 2002, p. 562).
16. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother; see Jüdisches Biographisches Lexikon, by Hans Morgenstern (LIT Verlag, Vienna and Berlin, 2011, p. 839).
17. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.


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