JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE WOLF PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
(41% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the Wolf Prize in Chemistry who were, or are, Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  The Wolf Prize is one of the most prestigious international awards in chemistry.  Approximately one-fifth of its recipients have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Carl Djerassi (1978)
  • Herman Mark 1 (1979)
  • John Polanyi 2 (1982)
  • Rudoph Marcus (1984/5)
  • Joshua Jortner (1988)
  • Raphael Levine (1988)
  • Alexander Pines (1991)
  • Richard Lerner (1994/5)
  • Gilbert Stork (1995/6)
  • Samuel Danishefsky (1995/6)
  • Gabor Somorjai (1998)
  • Henri Kagan (2001)
  • Richard Zare (2005)
  • George Feher (2006/7)
  • Ada Yonath (2006/7)
  • Allen Bard (2008)
  • Stuart Rice (2011)
  • Charles Lieber (2012)
  • Robert Langer (2013)
  • Robert Bergman (2017)

NOTES
1. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.  See, e.g., the last paragraph of the section entitled "I.G. FARBENINDUSTRIE"  at http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/mark-h-f.pdf.
2. 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).


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