The Nobel Prize has been given by the Norwegian Nobel Committee each year to give an award to those deserving individuals who have done the most or the best works for the holding and promotion of peace. The first Nobel Peace Prize was granted in 1901 and recently given in 2015. A medal, a diploma, and monetary award prize will be given to each recipient.
To be a Nobel Prize laureate is an extraordinary victory. To be a person who is honored with an award for making an outstanding, creative and intellectual achievement is an incomparable honor. But the youngest Nobel laureates deserve more admiration. Why? Because they can be a big role model, a motivator and an inspiration today and for the next generation.
The Nobel Prize Laureates from Young to Youngest
10. Brian D. Josephson – British (33)
This British theoretical physicist won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theoretical predictions of the super current properties through a tunnel barrier. The award has been given in 1973 at the only age of 33. When he was 22, he was already a Ph.D. student which led him to be a Nobel Prize receiver.
9. Tawakkol Karman – Yemeni (32)
Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist and a politician who won the Nobel Prize in 2011 at the age of 32. This is because of her non-violent struggles for the women safety and rights to participate in any peace-building work. Tawakkol Karman was the first and foremost Yemeni and Arab Nobel Peace Prize receiver.
8. Frederick G. Banting – Canadian (32)
Banting is a medical scientist, doctor and a painter who was also a Nobel Physiology or Medicine Prize winner in 1923. His insulin discovery has led him to be honored at the age of 32 where he was credited for being the tough man to use the insulin from person to person.
7. Rudolf Mossbauer – German (32)
Rudolf Mossbauer is a German physicist who awarded the Nobel Physics Prize in 1961. He was 32 years old then when he was known for his research that talks about the resonance absorption of gamma radiation. His discovery has been used in science today as Mossbauer Spectroscopy.
6. Carl D. Anderson – American (31)
Carl D. Anderson is an American physicist who won the Nobel Physics Prize in 1936 at the age of 31. He has been known for his positron discovery. He won the Elliott Cresson Medal award as well just a few years later.
5. Paul A.M. Dirac – British (31)
The British theoretical physicist won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory in 1933. Paul A.M. Dirac was also a man with few words because he only speaks when he found it important. However, his work in the field is considered a great landmark.
4. Werner Heisenberg – German (31)
This German theoretical physicist awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 at the age of 31. He won the Nobel Physics Prize for the creation of quantum mechanics where the application has led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen.
3. Lawrence Bragg – Australian-born (25)
The young man Lawrence Bragg is a British physicist who was born in Australia. He won the Nobel Prize award in 1915 because of his excellence in Physics, the services in the analysis of crystal structure my means of x-rays. Because of his love of gardening, he was a part-time gardener while he worked as a physics professor in London.
2. Subramanyan Chandrasekhar – Indian-born (19)
This Indian-born American physicist won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of the vital structure and evolution of the stars. He was just a 19-year old then when he began traveling from India to Britain by ship in order to carry out the work.
1. Malala Yousafzai – Pakistani (17)
The Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai is an education activist who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban at the early age of 15. At the age of 17, she was ever the youngest Nobel Prize receiver because of her strong campaign for universal education. Since then, she continued to conduct a campaign for universal education even though she currently stayed in the UK.