This year the Institute for Immigration Research has continued to report on immigrant Nobel Laureates. IIR GRA Fanni Farago, Director James C. Witte, and Program Coordinator Michele Waslin conducted the research.
In 2021, seven of the 13 winners were from the United States, and five of the U.S. winners were not born in the United States. The 2021 foreign-born U.S. Nobel Laureates are:
- David Card, PhD (Economics)
- Guido W. Imbens, PhD (Economics)
- David W.C. MacMillan, PhD (Chemistry)
- Syukuro Manabe, PhD (Physics)
- Ardem Patapoutian, PhD (Physiology/Medicine)
Since 2010, there have been 28 foreign-born U.S. winners. The five foreign-born U.S. winners in 2021 is second only to 2016 when there were six.
Since 1901, there have been 947 individuals recognized as Nobel Laureates. Of those, 432, or 46 percent, have been U.S. Nobel Laureates; 284 were native-born U.S. citizens and 148 were foreign born individuals who either immigrated permanently to the United States or were at a U.S. institution of higher learning at the time they received the award. These 148 individuals account for 16 percent of all Nobel Laureates since 1901. They also constitute 34 percent of all U.S. winners since 1901.
Read all about it at https://iir.gmu.edu/publications/nobelprize.
October 14, 2021