Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A third of US Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, medicine and physics are immigrants

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CNN notes that at least four of this year's US Nobel Prize laureates are immigrants. That's in keeping with a long-running trend, according to a recent report from the National Foundation for American Policy. Immigrants have won 38% of the Nobel Prizes awarded to Americans in chemistry, medicine and physics since 2000, and 35% of the Nobel Prizes awarded to Americans in those fields since 1901.

This year, French-born Esther Duflo and Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee -- both professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were among three recipients of the Nobel Prize in economics. UK-born M. Stanley Whittingham, a professor at Binghamton University in New York, was one of three awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. And Canadian-born James Peebles, a professor at Princeton, was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics.

In light of growing US immigration restrictions, it's unclear whether the trend will continue, the foundation's executive director said in a Forbes column detailing his organization's findings.

"Immigrants will continue to win Nobel Prizes in scientific fields," Stuart Anderson wrote. "However, they may not win them in America."

KJ

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