"It was a unique opportunity to converge on ongoing collaborations and push some works through, helped by the uniquely stimulating atmosphere and the opportunity to confront the results with top-class colleagues."

Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists



The following scientists have participated at the Aspen Center for Physics at least once. Several have attended for a number of years.

Nobel Laureate, Year of Nobel Prize

  • Philip Warren Anderson, 1977
  • John Bardeen, 1956, 1972
  • Hans Bethe, 1967
  • Owen Chamberlain, 1959
  • Steven Chu, 1997
  • Leon N. Cooper, 1972
  • Francis Harry C. Crick, 1962
  • James Watson Cronin, 1980
  • Richard Feynman, 1965
  • Val Logsdon Fitch, 1980
  • William Alfred Fowler, 1983
  • Murray Gell-Mann, 1969
  • Riccardo Giacconi, 2002
  • Donald A. Glaser, 1960
  • Sheldon L. Glashow, 1979
  • David Gross, 2004
  • John L Hall, 2005
  • Robert Hofstadter, 1961
  • Russell Hulse, 1993
  • Brian D. Josephson, 1973
  • Takaaki Kajita, 2015
  • Wolfgang Ketterle, 2001
  • Walter Kohn, 1998
  • Masatoshi Koshiba, 2002
  • Robert B Laughlin, 1998
  • Leon Max Lederman, 1988
  • David Morris Lee, 1996
  • Tsung-Dao Lee, 1957
  • Anthony James Leggett, 2003
  • John C Mather, 2006
  • W.E. Moerner, 2014
  • Yoichiro Nambu, 2008
  • Konstantin S. Novoselov, 2010
  • Douglas D. Osheroff, 1996
  • Martin L. Perl, 1995
  • Saul Perlmutter, 2011
  • William D. Phillips, 1997
  • Edward M. Purcell, 1952
  • Norman Foster Ramsey, 1989
  • Frederick Reines, 1995
  • Robert C Richardson, 1996
  • Adam Riess, 2011
  • Carlo Rubbia, 1984
  • Brian Schmidt, 2011
  • J. Robert Schrieffer, 1972
  • George Smoot, 2006
  • Gerardus 't Hooft, 1999
  • Joseph H. Taylor, 1993
  • Samuel C. C. Ting, 1976
  • Charles Hard Townes, 1964
  • Daniel Tsui, 1998
  • Martinus J.G. Veltman, 1999
  • Carl E. Wieman, 2001
  • Frank Wilczek, 2004
  • Kenneth Geddes Wilson, 1982
  • Fields Medalists, Year of Prize

  • Michael Freedman, 1986
  • Stephen Smale, 1966
  • Edward Witten, 1990