From left to right: Nobel laureate F. Sherwood Rowland; Pulitzer Prize winner Barry Siegel; National Humanities Medal recipient Vicki Ruiz; and National Medal of Science recipient Francisco J. Ayala.
UCI faculty members are among the most influential and brilliant leaders in the world. Our professors and researchers include Nobel laureates, recipients of the National Medal of Science, and members of the most important prestigious scholarly, scientific and professional organizations.
The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1091, the prize has been awarded every year for profound achievements that have greatly contributed to physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.
The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities and broadened engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy and other related fields.