P James Peebles
"for his groundbreaking contribution to cosmology. He laid the foundations for almost all modern investigations in cosmology, both theoretical and observational, transforming a highly speculative field into a precision science"
Stanley Cohen
Herbert Boyer
Yuet-Wai Kan
Richard Doll
Prize One: half share jointly to Stanley Cohen & Herbert Boyer - " for their discoveries on DNA cloning and genetic engineering" and half to Yuet-Wai Kan - "for his discoveries on DNA polymorphism and its influence on human genetics"
Prize Two: Richard Doll - "for his contribution to modern cancer epidemiology"
Shiing-Shen Chern
"for his initiation of the field of global differential geometry and his continued leadership of the field, resulting in beautiful developments that are at the centre of contemporary mathematics"