Nobel laureates support Ukraine

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March 10,2022 342
Nobel laureates support Ukraine

194 Nobel laureates voiced their support for the Ukrainian people and the free and independent state of Ukraine as it faces Russian aggression.

Here is the text of the signed letter.

“In a move that recalls the infamous attack of Nazi Germany on Poland in 1939 (using similar tricks of feigned provocation) and on the Soviet Union in 1941, the government of the Russian Federation, led by President Putin, has launched an unprovoked military aggression — nothing else but a war — against its neighbor, Ukraine. We choose our words carefully here, for we do not believe the Russian people have a role in this aggression.

We join in condemning these military actions and President Putin’s essential denial of the legitimacy of Ukraine’s existence.

There is always a peaceful way to resolve disputes. The Russian invasion blatantly violates the United Nations Charter, which says “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” It ignores the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, which obligated Russia and others to respect the sovereignty, independence, and existing borders of Ukraine.

Russia’s security concerns can be addressed within the framework of the UN Charter, the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, and the 1990 Paris Charter. To make war, as President Putin and his collaborators have done, is an unwarranted, bloody, and unproductive way to a future.

The Russian invasion will stain the international reputation of the Russian state for decades to come. It will pose barriers to its economy and inflict hardships on its population. The sanctions imposed will restrict the ease of movement of its talented and hardworking people in the world. Why raise this fence between Russia and the world now?

Thousands have already died — Ukrainian soldiers, Russian soldiers, and Ukrainian civilians, including children. It’s so sad, so unnecessary. We gather in this appeal to call upon the Russian government to stop its invasion of Ukraine and withdraw its military forces from Ukraine.

We respect the calm and the strength of the Ukrainian people. We are with you. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all, Ukrainians and Russians, who have died and been
injured already. May peace come to this piece of our beautiful world”.

Peter Agre, 2003, Chemistry
James P. Allison, 2018, Medicine
Harvey J. Alter, 2020, Medicine
Hiroshi Amano, 2014, Physics
Werner Arber, 1978, Medicine
Frances H. Arnold, 2018, Chemistry
Richard Axel, 2004, Medicine
David Baltimore, 1975, Medicine
Barry Clark Barish, 2017, Physics
J. Georg Bednorz, 1987, Physics
Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, 1996, Peace
Paul Berg, 1980, Chemistry
Bruce A. Beutler, 2011, Medicine
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, 2009, Medicine
Michael S. Brown, 1985, Medicine
Linda B. Buck, 2004, Medicine
William C. Campbell, 2015, Medicine
Mario R. Capecchi, 2007, Medicine
Thomas R. Cech, 1989, Chemistry
Martin Chalfie, 2008, Chemistry
Emmanuelle Charpentier, 2020, Chemistry
Steven Chu, 1997, Physics
Aaron Ciechanover, 2004, Chemistry
J. M. Coetzee, 2003, Literature
Elias James Corey, 1990, Chemistry
Robert F. Curl Jr., 1996, Chemistry
Angus S. Deaton, 2015, Economics
Johann Deisenhofer, 1988 , Chemistry
Peter A. Diamond, 2010, Economics
Peter C. Doherty, 1996, Medicine
Jennifer A. Doudna, 2020, Chemistry
Jacques Dubochet, 2017, Chemistry
Shirin Ebadi, 2003, Peace
Robert F. Engle III, 2003, Economics
Gerhard Ertl, 2007, Chemistry
Eugene F. Fama, 2013, Economics
Bernard L. Feringa, 2016, Chemistry
Andrew Z. Fire, 2006, Medicine
Joachim Frank, 2017, Chemistry
Jerome I. Friedman, 1990, Physics
Leymah Roberta Gbowee, 2011, Peace
Andre Geim, 2010, Physics
Reinhard Genzel, 2020, Physics
Andrea Ghez, 2020, Physics
Sheldon Glashow, 1979, Physics
Joseph L. Goldstein, 1985, Medicine
Carol W. Greider, 2009, Medicine
David J. Gross, 2004, Physics
F. Duncan M. Haldane, 2016, Physics
Jeffrey Connor Hall, 2017, Medicine
John L. Hall, 2005, Physics
Serge Haroche, 2012, Physics
Oliver Hart, 2016, Economics
Leland H. Hartwell, 2001, Medicine
Klaus Hasselmann, 2021, Physics
Harald zur Hausen, 2008, Medicine
Richard Henderson, 2017, Chemistry
Dudley R. Herschbach, 1986, Chemistry
Avram Hershko, 2004, Chemistry
Roald Hoffmann, 1981, Chemistry
Jules A. Hoffmann, 2011, Medicine
Bengt Holmström, 2016, Economics
Tasuku Honjo, 2018, Medicine
Gerardus ‘t Hooft, 1999, Physics
H. Robert Horvitz, 2002, Medicine
Sir Michael Houghton, 2020, Medicine
Robert Huber, 1988, Chemistry
Tim Hunt, 2001, Medicine
Louis J. Ignarro, 1998, Medicine
Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017, Literature
Elfriede Jelinek, 2004, Literature
David Julius, 2021, Medicine
William G. Kaelin Jr., 2019, Medicine
Takaaki Kajita, 2015, Physics
Eric R. Kandel, 2000, Medicine
Tawakkol Karman, 2011, Peace
Wolfgang Ketterle, 2001, Physics
Klaus von Klitzing, 1985, Physics
Brian K. Kobilka, 2012, Chemistry
Roger D. Kornberg, 2006, Chemistry
J. Michael Kosterlitz, 2016, Physics
Finn E. Kydland, 2004, Economics
The 14th Dalai Lama,1989, Peace
Yuan T. Lee, 1986, Chemistry
Robert J. Lefkowitz, 2012, Chemistry
Anthony J. Leggett, 2003, Physics
Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987, Chemistry
Michael Levitt, 2013, Chemistry
Tomas Lindahl, 2015, Chemistry
Benjamin List, 2021, Chemistry
Roderick MacKinnon, 2003, Chemistry
David W.C. MacMillan, 2021, Chemistry
Barry J. Marshall, 2005, Medicine
Eric S. Maskin, 2007, Economics
John C. Mather, 2006, Physics
Michel Mayor, 2019, Physics
Arthur B. McDonald, 2015, Physics
Daniel L. McFadden, 2000, Economics
Craig C. Mello, 2006, Medicine
Robert C. Merton, 1997, Economics
Hartmut Michel, 1988, Chemistry
Paul R. Milgrom, 2020, Economics
Patrick Modiano, 2014, Literature
Paul L. Modrich, 2015, Chemistry
William E. Moerner, 2014, Chemistry
Edvard Moser, 2014, Medicine
May-Britt Moser, 2014, Medicine
Gerard Mourou, 2018, Physics
Denis Mukwege, 2018, Peace
Herta Müller, 2009, Literature
Ferid Murad, 1998, Medicine
Roger B. Myerson, 2007, Economics
Erwin Neher, 1991, Medicine
Ryoji Noyori, 2001, Chemistry
Sir Paul Nurse, 2001, Medicine
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, 1995,
John O’Keefe, 2014, Medicine
Yoshinori Ohsumi, 2016, Medicine
Satoshi Omura, 2015, Medicine
Orhan Pamuk, 2006, Literature
Ardem Patapoutian, 2021, Medicine
James Peebles, 2019, Physics
Arno Penzias, 1978, Physics
Edmund S. Phelps, 2006, Economics
William D. Phillips, 1997, Physics
John C. Polanyi,1986, Chemistry
H. David Politzer, 2004, Physics
Stanley B. Prusiner, 1997, Medicine
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, 2009,
Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, 2019, Medicine
Maria Ressa, 2021, Peace
Charles M. Rice, 2020, Medicine
Adam G. Riess, 2011, Physics
Sir Richard J. Roberts, 1993, Medicine
Michael Rosbash, 2017, Medicine
Alvin E. Roth, 2012, Economics
James E. Rothman, 2013, Medicine
Bert Sakmann, 1991, Medicine
Oscar Arias Sanchez, 1987, Peace
Juan Manuel Santos, 2016, Peace
Kailash Satyarthi, 2014, Peace
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, 2016, Chemistry
Randy W. Schekman, 2013, Medicine
Brian P. Schmidt, 2011, Physics
Gregg L. Semenza, 2019, Medicine
Phillip A. Sharp, 1993, Medicine
K. Barry Sharpless, 2001, Chemistry
Dan Shechtman, 2011, Chemistry
Robert J. Shiller, 2013, Economics
Hideki Shirakawa, 2000, Chemistry
George P. Smith, 2018, Chemistry
Hamilton O. Smith, 1978, Medicine
Wole Soyinka, 1986, Literature
Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016,
Horst L. Stormer, 1998, Physics
Donna Strickland, 2018, Physics
Jack W. Szostak, 2009, Medicine
Joseph H. Taylor Jr., 1993, Physics
Kip Stephen Thorne, 2017, Physics
Susumu Tonegawa, 1987, Medicine
Daniel C. Tsui, 1998, Physics
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010, Literature
Harold E. Varmus, 1989, Medicine
Sir John E. Walker, 1997, Chemistry
Arieh Warshel, 2013, Chemistry
Rainer Weiss, 2017, Physics
M. Stanley Whittingham, 2019, Chemistry
Eric F. Wieschaus, 1995, Medicine
Torsten N. Wiesel, 1981, Medicine
Frank Wilczek, 2004, Physics
Jody Williams, 1997, Peace
David J. Wineland, 2012, Physics
Sir Gregory P. Winter, 2018, Chemistry
Kurt Wüthrich, 2002, Chemistry
Shinya Yamanaka, 2012, Medicine
Ada E. Yonath, 2009, Chemistry
Michael W. Young, 2017, Medicine

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