JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE WOLF PRIZE IN PHYSICS
(44% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the Wolf Prize in Physics who were, or are, Jewish.  The Wolf Prize is one of the most prestigious international awards in physics.  Approximately one-fourth of its recipients have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Michael Fisher (1980)
  • Leo Kadanoff (1980)
  • Victor Weisskopf (1981)
  • Leon Lederman (1982)
  • Martin Perl (1982)
  • Erwin Hahn (1983/84)
  • Sir Peter Hirsch (1983/84)
  • Theodore Maiman (1983/84)
  • Mitchell Feigenbaum (1986)
  • Albert Libchaber (1986)
  • Herbert Friedman (1987)
  • Bruno Rossi (1987)
  • Maurice Goldhaber (1991)
  • Valentine Telegdi (1991)
  • Benoit Mandelbrot (1993)
  • Vitali Ginzburg (1994/95)
  • Yakir Aharonov (1998)
  • Sir Michael Berry (1998)
  • Dan Shechtman (1999)
  • Bertrand Halperin (2002/03)
  • Robert Brout (2004)
  • Francois Englert (2004)
  • Daniel Kleppner (2005)
  • Jacob Bekenstein (2012)
  • Robert Kirshner (2015)
  • Yosef Imry (2016)

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