Jews who won Nobel Prizes 2016

star-jewish-nobel_150Congratulation to these members of the Tribe

Nobel Prize for Physics 2016:  J. Michael Kosterlitz
Nobel Prize in Literature 2016: Bob Dylan
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016: Oliver Hart

The Jewish bit (Thank you Wikipedia)

  • J. Michael Kosterlitz
    Born in Aberdeen, Scotland to German Jewish émigrés, the son of the pioneering biochemist Hans Walter Kosterlitz and Hannah Gresshöner. His father emigrated to Scotland in 1934, after the Nazi takeover in Germany led to antisemitic legislation that barred him from his job at Charité in Berlin.
  • Bob Dylan
    Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, (Hebrew name שבתאי זיסל בן אברהם [Shabtai Zisl ben Avraham]). Dylan’s paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa, in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine), to the United States following the anti-Semitic pogroms of 1905. His maternal grandparents, Ben and Florence Stone, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in the United States in 1902.
  • Oliver Hart
    Oliver Hart was born in Britain to Philip D’Arcy Hart, a medical researcher, and Ruth Mayer, a gynecologist. Both his parents were Jewish; his father was a member of the noble Montagu family; Oliver’s grand-grandfather was Samuel Montagu, 1st Baron Swaythling.

About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI
This entry was posted in 5MFI Blog and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.