Average Age for Nobel Laureates in Physics

The ages in the graphs below refers to how old the Nobel Laureates were the year they were awarded the Nobel Prize. The average age when awarded is 55 for all the Physics Laureates between 1901 and 2016. The most frequent age bracket for Physics Laureates is 45-49. Only one Physics Laureate has been under 30 years, that is Lawrence Bragg, 25 years old when he was awarded the Nobel Prize with his father in 1915.

Percent and number of Physics Laureates in different age brackets

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Average age of Physics Laureates during the past century

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Average age of Nobel Laureate per prize category

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