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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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Scientist and workNobel win for this work?Details
Werner Heisenberg, Role in creation of quantum mechanics
Frederick Banting, Discovery of insulin
Niels Bohr, Investigation of structure of atom
John Bardeen, Work towards development of transistor
Stephen Hawking, Theoretical prediction of the emission of radiation by black holes
Nikola Tesla, Theoretical work which led to the invention of radio communication
Edwin Hubble, Demonstration of the expansion of the universe through observation of the redshift of distant objects
Marie Curie, Discovery of radium and polonium
Max Planck, Origination of quantum theory
Jonas Salk, Development of polio vaccine
Rosalind Franklin, X-Ray photography of DNA crystals
Oswald Avery, Demonstration that genes are made of DNA rather than protein
Peter Higgs, Theoretical prediction of Higgs boson
James Chadwick, Discovery of neutron
Lise Meitner, Work on discovery of nuclear fission
J. J. Thomson, Discovery of electron
Albert Einstein, Theory of Relativity
Dmitri Mendeleev, Development of the periodic table
Ludwig Boltzmann, Development of kinetic theory of gases
Richard Feynman, Work in quantum electrodynamics
Karl Landsteiner, Discovery of human blood groups
Wilhelm Röntgen, Discovery of X-rays
Linus Pauling, Investigation of medical benefits of high dose vitamin C
Ernest Rutherford, Work with radioactive half-life and chemistry of radioactive substances
Glenn Seaborg, Discovery of seaborgium

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