The Nobel Prize Gender Gap #infographic

 

The Nobel Prize Gender Gap #infographic

Of the eleven Nobel laureates nominated so far in 2020, four were women-a surprisingly strong quota, considering that women have earned the coveted award just 6% of the time since it was founded in 1901. On Thursday, U.S. poet Louise Gl├╝ck received the Nobel Prize in literature — just the 16th woman ever to do so. On Monday, the economic sciences award went to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson of Stanford University for "enhancements to auction theory and developments in modern auction formats."

Marie Curie was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in 1903 and the only one to win it twice. A total of 57 women Nobel laureates have been awarded, most of them in the peace and literature categories. The chart below provides a gender breakdown of all (non-institutional) Nobel prize winners. The fewest women won an award in economics and physics: two out of 84 and four out of 216, respectively.

The Nobel Prize Gender Gap #infographic

infographic by: www.statista.com

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