Immigrants and Nobel Prizes #IHM2021 #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #CelebrateImmigrants
As it turns out, immigrants have been awarded more than a third of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in the scineces since 2000. Here’s more from Forbes:
“Immigrants have been awarded 37%, or 37 of 100, of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in chemistry, medicine and physics since 2000,” according to a new analysis from the National Foundation for American Policy. “In 2020, one of the five U.S. recipients of Nobel Prizes in medicine, chemistry and physics was an immigrant to the United States.”
“A number of the earliest U.S. winners of the Nobel Prize in physics were Jewish scientists who fled Europe after the rise of Hitler and Mussolini,” according to the report. “These scientists were crucial in America becoming the first nation to develop the atomic bomb. Four of the nuclear scientists who came to the United States from Europe in the 1930s and later received a Nobel Prize for physics were Felix Bloch (1952), born in Switzerland, Emilio Segre (1959), born in Italy, Maria Mayer (1963), born in Poland, and Eugene Wigner (1963), born in Hungary.”
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