“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

The union of two people can sometimes lead to great things and team work seems to be the key for converting dreams into reality for all the couples who have won the Nobel Prize together. Recently, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their efforts to alleviate global poverty. This makes them the 6th couple to win the prestigious award. On that note, here is a list of all the married couples who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, till date. 

1. Pierre Curie and Marie Curie

They were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for their ground-breaking work on radioactivity. They recieved the prize along with Henri Becquerel. 


2. Frédéric Joliot and Irène Joliot Curie

Both of them were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in 1935 for the synthesis of new radioactive elements. 


3. Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Theresa Cori

This couple was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1947 for their research on glycogen and glucose metabolism. 


4. Gunnar Myrdal and Alva Myrdal

Gunnar won the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences, along with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for his work on the interrelations between economic, social and political processes. Alva, on the other hand, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982, along with Alfonso Garcia Robles, for her work on countering nuclear proliferation. They were the only couple who won the Nobel Prize in two different disciplines. 


5. Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser

The Mosers were honoured with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 for the discovery of cells that form a positioning system in the brain. They were the ones who coined the term “inner GPS.”


6. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

This couple is the latest entry in the list. They were honoured with the Nobel Prize in Economics, in 2019 for their in-depth study on poverty. 


All these couples have set great examples of what team work and joint effort can help in achieving. They are rightly known as ‘partners in life and science.’ #Couplegoals