Four Out of Nine of this Year’s U.S. Nobel Prize Winners are Immigrants

Four Out of Nine of this Year’s U.S. Nobel Prize Winners are Immigrants

"What does an eight year old boy escaping Nazis on a boat to the United States have in common with the award-winning chemist who taught at some of the most preeminent Universities in the United States?  Easy:  they’re the same person.  Martin Karplus, an Austrian-born chemist who holds American citizenship was honored last week with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  Karplus was one of the nine Americans Nobel Prize winners for sciences.  Of the nine, four of them were immigrants.  These awards highlight the importance of immigrants to the vitality of sciences within the United States." - Amy Grenier, Immigration Impact, Oct. 16, 2013.