Nobel laureates

  • 2002: Sydney Brenner (King's College). Prize in Medicine, for discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.
  • 1984: Richard Stone (Caius College and Fellow of King's College). Prize in Economics, for developing a national income accounting system.
  • 1980: Frederick Sanger (St John's College and Fellow of King's College). Prize in Chemistry, for the theory of nucleotide links in nucleic acids.
  • 1974: Patrick White (King's College). Prize in Literature, for an epic and psychological narrative art.
  • 1959: Philip Noel-Baker (King's College). Prize in Peace, for work towards global disarmament.
  • 1958: Frederick Sanger (St John's College and Fellow of King's College). Prize in Chemistry, for the structure of the insulin molecule.
  • 1948: Patrick Blackett (Magdalene / Kings Colleges). Prize in Physics, for nuclear physics and cosmic radiation.

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