Four People Have Won the Nobel Prize Twice

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To date, four people have won a Nobel Prize twice.  Those include: Maria Sklodowska-Curie (1903 and 1911, for discovery of radioactivity (physics) and later for isolating pure radium (chemistry)); John Bardeen (1956 and 1972, for invention of the transistor (physics) and for coming up with the theory of superconductivity(physics)); Linus Pauling (1954 and 1962, for research into the chemical bond in terms of complex substances (chemistry) and for anti-nuclear activism (peace)); and Frederick Sanger (1958 and 1980, for discovering the structure of the insulin molecule (chemistry) and inventing a method to determine base sequences in DNA (chemistry)).

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7 Comments »

  1. Grant November 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    It’s Marie Curie…

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven November 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      @Grant Indeed, stupid typos :-)

    • Andreas S October 9, 2013 at 4:38 am - Reply

      Maria sure sounds more Polish to me than the anglofied (or in this case maybe just French) version Marie. Or to quote Wikipedia where both names are used:
      “In late 1891 she left Poland for France.[17] In Paris, Maria (or Marie, as she would be known in France) briefly found shelter with her sister and brother-in-law”.

  2. likeascientist October 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    both are correct actually…

  3. throwaway May 16, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    you forgot about Georg von Bekesy

    • Ash September 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Nope. Georg von Békésy was awarded the Nobel Prize only once and that too in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the function of the cochlea in the mammalian hearing organ in 1961.

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