Princeton faculty and alumni awarded Nobel prizes

Oct. 18, 2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize season brought five accolades to Princeton University faculty and alumni. 

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Syukuro Manabe for the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming. Read more.

The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. Read more.

Princeton graduate Maria Ressa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Read more.

Princeton alumni David Card and Joshua Angrist were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences for providing “new insights about the labor market” and showing “what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments." Read more.