Nobel Luminaries

Welcome to “Nobel Luminaries” – the online encyclopedia for Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates. The site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ely Ben-Gal Z”L, initiator and editor of the encyclopedia, a co-founder and chief historian of Beit Hatfutsot.

Advised by the late Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Ely Ben-Gal produced the encyclopedia during the 1990’s

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Kissinger Henry Alfred

Henry Kissinger was born in Fuerth, Germany, in 1923 and emigrated to the United States with his family when he was fifteen. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1973, together with the Vietnamese Le Duc Tho, "for his efforts in achieving a peace treaty between South and North Vietnam." Kissinger, who was advisor to American presidents Kennedy ...

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Hertz Gustav

Gustav Hertz was born in 1887 in Germany. He received the 1925 Nobel prize in physics, together with James Franck, "for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom". The so called "Franck-Hertz experiment" gave empirical evidence to Niels Bohr's atom model, thus helping it become paradigmatic in modern ...

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Stein William

William Stein was born in New York in 1911. He studied chemistry and his research led him to develop ways of identifying amino acids and of localizing structures. In 1972, he was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry, together with Stanford Moore, "for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between the chemical structure and ...

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Dr. Eli Ben Gal late

This site is dedicated to the bright memory of Dr. Eli Ben Gal Z”L, who initiated and produced the “Jewish Nobel Luminaries” encyclopedia. Dr. Eli Ben-Gal was among the founders of Beit Hatfutsot in 1978 and served as chief historian of the museum for 20 years.

Historian Dr. Eli Ben Gal (1935 – 2015) was born in France to an assimilated Jewish family. During the Holocaust his entire family went into hiding…