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Dissertations/Theses: MIT alumni Nobel Prize winners

MIT alumni Nobel Prize winners

2014

Jean Tirole, Economic Sciences Prize

PhD 1981, Essays in economic theory

2013

Robert J. Shiller, shared Economic Sciences Prize

SM 1968, Economic growth in post-war Germany

PhD 1972, Rational expectations and the structure of interest rates

2011

Adam G. Riess, shared Physics Prize

SB 1992, General relativistic orbits of massive and massless particles around a black hole : computer simulations

2010

Peter A. Diamond, shared Economic Sciences Prize

PhD 1963, Essays on optimal economic growth

2009

Oliver E. Williamson, shared Economics Prize

SB 1955, A study in entrepreneurship, addressed to the prospective entrepreneur in Course 15

2008

Paul R. Krugman, Economics Prize

PhD 1977, Essays on flexible exchange rates

2007

Wei M. Hao, shared Peace Prize

SM 1981, Reactions of aflatoxin B1 with poly(dG-dC) .poly(dG-dC) and conformations of poly(dG-dC) .poly(dG-dC) modified by aflatoxin B1

SM 1979, Geochemistry of alkaline-earth elements in the Amazon River

2006

George F. Smoot, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1971, Charge exchange of K⁺ on platinum at three GeV/c

SB 1966, Three pi-zero decay of the eta

Andrew Z. Fire, shared Physiology/Medicine Prize

PhD 1983, In vitro transcription studies of adenovirus

2005

Robert J. Aumann, shared Economics Prize

PhD 1955, Asphericity of alternating linkages

SM 1952, On the dentistry of a certain set of primes

2001

Kofi Annan, shared Peace Prize

SM 1972, International joint venture with a government partner case study: copper mining in Zambia

George A. Akerlof, shared Economics Prize

PhD 1966, Wages and capital

Joseph E. Stiglitz, shared Economics Prize

PhD 1966, Studies in the theory of economic growth and income distribution

Eric A. Cornell, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1990, Mass spectroscopy using single ion cyclotron resonance

Carl E. Wieman, shared Physics Prize

SB 1973, The study of sodium complexes in the excited state

Leland H. Hartwell, shared Medicine/Physiology Prize

PhD 1964, Studies on the induction of histidase in Bacillus subtilis

1999

Robert A. Mundell, Economics Prize

PhD 1956, Essays in the theory of international capital movements

1998

Robert B. Laughlin, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1979, The structure and excitations of amorphous solids and surfaces

1997

William D. Phillips, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1976, I.The magnetic moment of the proton in H2O; II.Inelastic collisions in excited Na

Robert C. Merton, Economics Prize

PhD 1970, Analytical optimal control theory as applied to stochastic and non-stochastic economics

1990

Henry W. Kendall, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1955, The first excited state of positronium

Elias J. Corey Jr., Chemistry Prize

PhD 1951, The synthesis of N,N-diacylamino acids and analogs of penicillin

SB 1948, The condensation of citraconic and maleic anhydrides with chloroprene and ethoxyprene

1989

Sidney Altman, shared Chemistry Prize

SB 1960, Detection of electron polarization in beta decay by double electron scattering : (proof of the non-conservation of parity in beta decay)

1987

Charles J. Pedersen, shared Chemistry Prize

SM 1927, Some properties of the unsaturated products of the vapor-phase cracking of petroleum

1980

Lawrence R. Klein, Economics Prize

PhD 1944, The Keynesian revolution

1976

Burton Richter, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1956, Photoproduction of positive pions from hydrogen by 265 Mev gamma rays

SB 1952, The quadratic Zeeman effect in hydrogen

1972

John Robert Schrieffer, shared Physics Prize 

SB 1953, Multiplet separations in 3p and 3d electron atoms

1969

Murray Gell-Mann, Physics Prize

PhD 1951, Coupling strength and nuclear reactions

1966

Robert S. Mulliken, Chemistry Prize

SB 1917, The effect of structure on the activity of the hydroxyl group in alcohols

1965

Richard P. Feynman, shared Physics Prize

SB 1939, Forces and stresses in molecules

Robert Burns Woodward, Chemistry Prize

PhD 1937, A synthetic attack on the oestrone problem

SB 1936, Preliminary studies in the synthesis of the polynuclear hydroaromatic ring systems

1956

William Schockley, shared Physics Prize

PhD 1936, Electronic bands in sodium chloride