Nobel Prize winners
Without any doubt the Nobel Prize is the most prestigious prize in science. The prize was first granted in 1901, and since then it has been awarded to a number of scientists attached to Utrecht University.
The form and extent of their relationship with Utrecht varies widely: from a brief enrolment as a student (Röntgen), or a short-lived professorship (Debye), to a long and substantial relationship (Eijkman and Veltman) or even an uninterrupted one ('t Hooft). R. Magnus would have been awarded the Nobel prize in 1927 if he had not died unexpectedly.
Nobel Prize winners Utrecht University
G. 't Hooft - Physics, 1999 - 'To calculate that which is still far out of our reach'
M.J.G. Veltman - Physics, 1999 - 'What's in the box?'
P.J. Crutzen - Chemistry, 1995 - 'In thirty or forty years the hole in the ozone layer will have disappeared'
N. Bloembergen - Physics, 1981 - 'Laser, a blessing for humanity'
T.C. Koopmans - Economics, 1975 - 'Helping to combat the crisis'
L.S. Ruzicka - Chemistry, 1939 - 'Musk, civet and testosterone'
P. Debye - Chemistry, 1936 - 'Aber das ist doch ganz einfach'
C. Eijkman - Medicine, 1929 - 'The foundation of the science of vitamins'
R. Magnus - designated winner in 1927 - 'Reflexes, posture and balance'
W. Einthoven - Medicine, 1924 - 'Not a coil but a wire'
W.C. Röntgen - Physics, 1901 - 'For the entire community'
J.H. van 't Hoff - Chemistry, 1901 - ' Totally absorbed in his discovery'