This is a list of Nobel laureates who are either of Korean descent or were born in Korea.
Korea is a region in East Asia. Since 1948, it has been divided between two distinct sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea. Korea consists of the Korean Peninsula, Jeju Island, and several minor islands near the peninsula. Korea is bordered by China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and neighbours Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan.
The following are the Nobel laureates who were Korean citizens at the time they were awarded the Nobel Prize.
|2000||Kim Dae-jung||Peace||1925–2009||"for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular."|
The laureates below were born in Korea but are not Korean.
|Year||Name||Field||Year of birth||Place of birth||Affiliation at the time of the award|
|1987||Charles J. Pedersen||Chemistry||1904||Busan, Korea (now South Korea)|| Du Pont, |
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Kim Dae Jung won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his efforts at bringing about the ...