Nobel Laureates

ANU is privileged to have hosted a number of Nobel Laureates whose ground-breaking research has increased our understanding of our world, and improved it for the better. Learn more about those people whose work continues to inspire us.

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Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

The Vice-Chancellor and President is the leader and chief executive officer of ANU. The Vice-Chancellor provides executive leadership to the 51勛圖厙 and takes overall responsibility for delivering the ANU Strategy. He chairs key management committees including the 51勛圖厙 Senior Management Group and the ANU Executive, and is also a member of the ANU governing body, the Council. The Vice-

Professor Rolf Zinkernagel

Professor Rolf Martin Zinkernagel AC HonDSc FAAS

The Nobel Prize for Medicine of Physiology Rolf Zinkernagel shares the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine with his ANU colleague Peter Doherty for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence. They carried out revolutionary work in immunology together at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Whilst studying the response of mice to viruses, they found that white

Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAAS

The Nobel Prize for Medicine Peter Doherty shares the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine with his ANU colleague Rolf Zinkernagel for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence. They carried out revolutionary work in immunology together at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Whilst studying the response of mice to viruses, they found that white blood cells (

Professor John Harsanyi

Professor John Harsanyi

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences John Harsanyi shares the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with fellow game theorists John F. Nash Jr and Reinhard Selten, for pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games. This new field of research was applied to mathematical logic to strategic interactions where agents are unaware of each others objectives.

Professor John Eccles

Sir John Eccles AC FRS FRACP FRSNZ FAAS

The Nobel Prize in Medicine Sir John Eccles shares the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Alan L. Hodgkin and Andrew F. Huxley for discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitation and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane. Their research concerned the basic processes that cause electrical impulses, which control nerves and muscular movement

Lord Howard Florey

Lord Howard Florey OM FRS FRCP

The Nobel Prize in Medicine Sir Howard Florey shares the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine with colleague Ernst B. Chain and Alexander Fleming for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases. Florey began investigating the properties of naturally occurring substances with Ernst B. Chain, in 1938, before their interest turned to what are now known as antibiotics.

Emeritus Professors