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The Alma Mater statue at Columbia University
The Alma Mater statue at Columbia University

As of 2021, 100 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Columbia University in New York City, and 84 of them are officially listed as "Columbia's Nobel Laureates" by the university. The Nobel Prizes, established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, are awarded to individuals who make outstanding contributions in the fields of Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine. An associated prize, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (commonly known as the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences), was instituted by Sweden's central bank, Sveriges riksbank, in 1968 and was first awarded in 1969. Among the 100 laureates, 71 are Nobel laureates in natural sciences; 44 are Columbia alumni (graduates and attendees) and 33 have been long-term academic members of the Columbia faculty or Columbia-affiliated research organizations; subject-wise, 32 laureates have won the Nobel Prize in Physics, more than in any other subject for the university. (Full list...)

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Kriéger Company of Electric Vehicles

The Kriéger Company of Electric Vehicles was founded in 1898 by Louis Antoine Kriéger in France to manufacture automobiles. At least three battery-powered models were produced, the Brougham, the Landaulette and the Electrolette. This photograph shows U.S. senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Kriéger Landaulette in around 1906. The senator is accompanied by a woman (presumably his wife), a chauffeur and a footman.

Photograph credit: Harris & Ewing; restored by Adam Cuerden

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