The Nobel Prize was a prestigious award given on Earth in the 20th and 21st centuries. Its recipients included scientists such as Clifford Jones and Alistair Gryffen, as well as John Brent. (TV: The Green Death, TV: The Custodians, PROSE: Time and Relative) The scientists James Watson, Crick, and Wilkins won the award in 1962 for their discoveries regarding DNA. (PROSE: The Taint) In the 1980s, CERN won the Nobel Prize for their anti-proton beam facility. (AUDIO: Lost Souls)
Sarah Jane Smith hoped that her journalistic work exposing the international arms trade might earn her a Nobel Prize. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) According to one account she did address the Nobel Academy in 1998, at that time using the name Sarah Jane Morley. (PROSE: Christmas on a Rational Planet)
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All Nobel Prize winners explicitly named as such in Doctor Who or related fiction have been scientists. (John Brent's status as a scientist is implied, rather than explicit.) Other Nobel laureates, such as Barack Obama, have appeared, but their status as Nobel Prize winners has not been mentioned.