Awards & achievements

ANU is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy engagement. Here you can browse our list of achievements and awards.

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.

Professor Brian Schmidt
2011

Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRCS »

The Nobel Prize in Physics Schmidt shares the Nobel prize for Physics in 2011 colleague Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter, the Supernova Cosmology Project team, for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of...
Professor Peter Doherty
1996

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...
Professor Rolf Zinkernagel
1996

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...
Professor John Harsanyi
1994

Professor John Harsanyi  »

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences John Harsanyi shares the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with with fellow game theorists John F. Nash Jr and Reinhard Selten, for pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games....
Professor John Eccles
1963

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...
Lord Howard Florey
1945

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...