## Have any mathematicians won a Nobel Prize?

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There is no Nobel Prize for mathematics, but many mathematicians have won the prize, most commonly for physics but occasionally for economics, and in one case for literature. For instance, when mathematician John Nash won a Nobel Prize in 1994, it was for a result that had a major impact in economics.

**Why there is no Nobel Prize for mathematicians?**

Nobel, an inventor and industrialist, did not create a prize in mathematics simply because he was not particularly interested in mathematics or theoretical science. His will speaks of prizes for those “inventions or discoveries” of greatest practical benefit to mankind.

### Are Nobel Prize winners geniuses?

The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers. Scientists often imagine Nobel Prize winners to be precocious, solitary geniuses, with careers that differ drastically from those of their less-decorated colleagues.

**Who is the only Indian to win the Nobel Prize in mathematics?**

Akshay Venkatesh

Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics. Venkatesh had been something of a child prodigy, finishing high school at 13 and earning his undergraduate degree at 16.

#### What is the average IQ of Nobel Prize winners?

Representing the top 0.03 per cent of the ‘intelligence distribution’, these individuals have an IQ of 170 or more – substantially higher than that of Nobel Prize winners, who have an average IQ of around 145.

**Who won most Nobel prizes?**

Top 11 Countries with the Most Nobel Prize Winners (1901-2021)

- France — 71.
- Sweden — 32 (tie)
- Russia — 32 (tie)
- Japan — 29.
- Canada — 28.
- Switzerland — 27.
- Austria — 22 (tie)
- Netherlands — 22 (tie)

## Can you win two Nobel prizes?

Two laureates have been awarded twice but not in the same field: Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry) and Linus Pauling (Chemistry and Peace). Among the 892 Nobel laureates, 48 have been women; the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize was Marie Curie, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903.

**Are there any mathematicians who have won the Nobel Prize?**

list of mathematicians who have won the Nobel Prize Although there is no Nobel Prize for mathematics, many mathematicians win the Nobel Prize, often in fields that rely heavily on mathematics, such as physics and economics11Alfred Nobel’s will did not provide for a prize in economics.

### Who is the most influential mathematician in the world?

Scholze, who has been called “one of the most influential mathematicians in the world” and whose work has been said to have “really completely transformed what can be done, what we have access to,” has received numerous prizes, including the New Horizons in Mathematics Breakthrough Prize for 2016 (Klarreich, 2016).

**Why is the Nobel Peace Prize not given to mathematics?**

They take the line from Nobel’s bequest, that the prizes should be given “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”, to indicate that Nobel’s interest lay in practical developments, and so mathematics would not qualify.

#### How many Nobel Prizes are awarded each year?

Six Nobel Prizes are awarded each year, one in each of the following categories: literature , physics , chemistry , peace , economics, and physiology & medicine . Notably absent from this list is an award for Mathematics.