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The Nobel Prize was a prestigious honor established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel, awarded annually since 1901 in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The prizes were presented on Earth during their early history; by the mid 23rd century, the awards ceremony was moved to Memory Prime. (TOS novel: Memory Prime)


Amanda Parsons of Project Hercules won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1958. (TOS - Star Trek: Assignment: Earth comic: "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns")

In fact, this Nobel Prize went to Dr. Pavel Cherenkov.

A co-winner of the 1965 award was Richard Feynman. (ST website:

Har Gobind Khorana was a co-winner of a Nobel Prize in 1968. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

Alfred Bleikoff won the Nobel Prize in Physics in the early 1990s for his theory of the origin of the universe. He missed the awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, however, as he had joined a group of anti-war protestors and gotten himself arrested with them. (TOS comic: "Prophet of Peace")

Clarisse Dumont won a Nobel Prize in particle physics some time prior to 2160. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One)

Dr. Richard Daystrom and William Abramson shared a Nobel Prize in 2243 for the computer theory behind duotronics. (ST reference: Star Trek Chronology, TOS episode & Star Trek 5 novelization: Requiem for Methuselah, FASA RPG module: The Federation)

Sarek of Vulcan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Earth, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2248, for his diplomatic and peacekeeping efforts in holding the United Federation of Planets together. (TOS novels: Memory Prime, Spock's World)

An ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard's won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (TNG movie: Star Trek Generations)

An author from Zeta Orionis, who had written a novel with the theme "Let me help," was awarded a Nobel Prize (presumably for Literature) sometime prior to the late 23rd century. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

Archaeologist Jennifer Almieri won a Nobel Prize sometime prior to her death in 2377. (CoE eBook: Ghost)

As of 2376, 95 out of the last 100 winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine were Starfleet doctors. (SCE eBook: Out of the Cocoon)

In the 24th century, Beverly Crusher won the prize for medicine, based on work on Khyme's Syndrome. (TNG video game: The Transinium Challenge)



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