Youngest and Oldest Nobel Prize Winner
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Australian-born British Nobel laureate William Lawrence Bragg (31 March 1890 – 1 July 1971) is the youngest Nobel Laureate. He was physicist and crystallographer. He was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915. His age at the time of awarding: 25years-8months-10days old. He shared the award with his father, Sir William Henry Bragg, “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.” Sir William Bragg (the older) was born on July 2, 1862, a pioneer scientist in solid-state physics.
The oldest Nobel Laureate is Russian-born American Leonid Hurwicz, a prominent economist and mathematician. He was awarded Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007. He was 90years-3months-28days old.
Nobel Prizes are awarded on Alfred Nobel’s birthday, December 10. The laureate’s age is his or her age at the date of the award ceremony. Read the full article: Top 10 – Youngest and Oldest Nobel Prize Winners.