IIASA and the Nobel Prize

IIASA scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize four times.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Nobel Peace Prize (2007) was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” Between 1990 and 2007, 23 IIASA scientists contributed to IPCC reports. More information.

The Nobel Prize, IIASA, and Thomas Schelling

Nobel Prize for Economics (2005) was awarded to Professor Thomas C. Schelling for “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis.” He worked at IIASA between 1994 and 1999 and is a professor at the University of Maryland, USA. More information.

The Nobel Prize, IIASA, and Paul Crutzen

Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1995) was awarded to Professor Paul Crutzen "for his work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone." He has had a long-standing affiliation with IIASA, starting in the 1980s. More information.

The Nobel Prize, IIASA, and Lawrence Klein

Nobel Prize in Economics (1980) was awarded to Professor Lawrence Klein "for the creation of econometric models and their application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies." He was a visiting scientist at IIASA in the 1970s. More information

The Nobel Prize, IIASA, Tjalling Koopmans, and Leonid Kantorovich

Nobel Prize in Economics (1975) was awarded to Professor Tjalling Koopmans and Professor Leonid Kantorovich "for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources." The economists both worked at IIASA during the 1970s. More information

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