Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates

Updated: October 10, 2014 18:59 IST

On Friday, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize, sharing the 2014 Peace Prize for her work on children's rights. Here's a look at the youngest people to win a Nobel prize throughout the history of the award.

Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, 17, shared the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with India's Kailash Satyarthi, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Australia's Lawrence Bragg, at 25, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915, shared with his father Sir William Henry Bragg for "their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Germany's Werner Heisenberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 at the age of 31, "for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Chinese Tsung-Dao Lee, at 31, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1957, shared with Chen Ning Yang "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Carl D. Anderson of United States won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936, at the age of 31, shared with Victor Franz Hess, "for his discovery of the positron".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Paul A. M. Dirac, 31, from United Kingdom, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933, shared with Erwin Schrodinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Canadian Frederick G. Banting, at 32, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923, shared with John James Rickard Macleod "for the discovery of insulin".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Tawakkol Karman, 32 from Yemen, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, shared with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureates
Mairead Corrigan, founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement, at 32, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976, shared with co-founder Betty Williams.

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