Nobel Prize is regarded as one of the most honourable and prestigious awards in the world. From 1901 to 2014, 889 Nobel Laureates have come out. Among them 25 are organisations and 864 are individuals.
Here’s a list of the top 10 young Nobel laureates:
In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel laureate to win the Nobel Peace Prize, at the age of 17, for her resistance against the suppression of children and young people and also for the right to education for all. She fought for female education. She is the second Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize.
At the age of 25, Lawrence Bragg was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize in 1915. He got the Nobel prize for his analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. His record for the youngest Nobel Laureate remained unbroken for the next 99 years. At present, he is the second youngest person to be a Nobel laureate. This Austrian born scientist is the youngest Nobel Laureate in physics till date.
At the age of 31, German physicist Werner Heisenberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 for the formation of quantum mechanics. He was the only Nobel Prize winner, that year. He also made significant contributions to the theories of hydrodynamics of turbulent flows, the atomic nucleus, ferromagnetism, cosmic rays, and subatomic particles.
Paul A.M. Dirac
He received the Nobel Prize at the age of 31 for Physics, in 1933. His discoveries were pertaining to new productive forms of atomic theory. He is regarded as one of the ancestors of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.
Carl D. Anderson
American Physicist Carl D. Anderson was the winner of Nobel Prize in the year 1936. He was just 31 years old for Physics. He discovered the positron.
Tsung-Dao Lee won the Nobel Prize in the year 1957, at the age of 31 years for Physics. He got the prize for his investigation of the parity laws, which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles. He is a Chinese born American Physicist.
German Physicist Rudolf MÃ¶ssbauer won the Nobel Prize in the year 1961, at the age of 32 in Physics regarding his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation.
Frederick G. Banting
He was a Canadian doctor who won the Nobel Physiology or Medicine Prize in the year 1923, for the discovery of insulin. He won the award when he was 32 years of age. He is also the person who implemented insulin on human beings.
Mairead Maguire won the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1976, at the age of 32 years. Corrigan also won Norwegian People’s Peace Prize, Pacem in Terris and Carl von Ossietzky Medal.
The Yemeni journalist and politician Tawakkol Karman won Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2011. At the time of her win, she was 32 years old. She won the award for her non-violent struggle related to the safety of women and for women’s rights. She is the first Yemeni and the first Arab woman to win a Nobel Prize.