Was it Nobel Prizeworthy?

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Can you pick whether (Y) or not (N) each named scientist received a Nobel prize specifically for their work in the described field?

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All Nobel prizes in question that were won by the figures below were in the scientific Nobel fields of Physics, Chemistry, or (Physiology or) Medicine. Even if the person may have won a Nobel Prize for a different contribution, the answer is still "No" if it was not for the listed one. All of the below figures were alive in 1901 or later (i.e. did not live and die before the prizes were created). See first comment for some additional sources.
Scientist and workNobel win for this work?Details
Niels Bohr, Investigation of structure of atom
Albert Einstein, Theory of Relativity
Marie Curie, Discovery of radium and polonium
Werner Heisenberg, Role in creation of quantum mechanics
Stephen Hawking, Theoretical prediction of the emission of radiation by black holes
James Chadwick, Discovery of neutron
John Bardeen, Work towards development of transistor
Jonas Salk, Development of polio vaccine
Oswald Avery, Demonstration that genes are made of DNA rather than protein
Nikola Tesla, Theoretical work which led to the invention of radio communication
Ernest Rutherford, Work with radioactive half-life and chemistry of radioactive substances
Frederick Banting, Discovery of insulin
Wilhelm Röntgen, Discovery of X-rays
Ludwig Boltzmann, Development of kinetic theory of gases
Linus Pauling, Investigation of medical benefits of high dose vitamin C
Rosalind Franklin, X-Ray photography of DNA crystals
Edwin Hubble, Demonstration of the expansion of the universe through observation of the redshift of distant objects
Max Planck, Origination of quantum theory
Dmitri Mendeleev, Development of the periodic table
Peter Higgs, Theoretical prediction of Higgs boson
Karl Landsteiner, Discovery of human blood groups
Lise Meitner, Work on discovery of nuclear fission
Richard Feynman, Work in quantum electrodynamics
J. J. Thomson, Discovery of electron
Glenn Seaborg, Discovery of seaborgium

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