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What percent of Nobel laureates in physics (or chem/other fields) do you recognize?

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1

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    I'm not yet done with an undergrad major in physics, but through all of my physics education, I think I now recognize around 75-80% of Nobel laureates in physics. I recognize some of them more through their popular textbooks more than their research though.

    It's actually quite interesting though - knowing that each of them has done work whose implications are so important that their contributions inevitably end up in a textbook.

    How many of the chemistry nobel laureates do you recognize (if you've done chemistry?) What about physiology and medicine? (if you've done biology?) I probably only recognize around 20% of the laureates for those two fields.
     
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