If you go to this website, they boast about the relative proportion of "prizes" won by Jews:
I know the following comparison may sound "malicious" to some here, but I would think Nazis (a subset of Germans) were smarter than Jews (as a group):
Nazis: Teichmuller (who is comparable to Galois), von Braun, Heisenberg, Konrad Zuse.
Jews: Einstein, von Neumann (not as great as Teichmuller), and that's it for people of this rank.
Notice how weak the Jews are in mathematics and engineering. They are only strong in physics. Oddly, the Germans are strongest in those areas (mathematics and engineering) where Jews are weak. In those areas all of the very greatest figures of the past century were non-Jews: Weyl, E. Cartan, Siegel, Kolmogorov, Leray, Teichmuller, Connes, etc. (mostly German, French, Russian). In absolute terms, American gentiles made more contributions than American Jews in the past century - think about Claude Shannon, Whitney (founder of differential topology), Linus Pauling, John Bardeen, etc.
Of course, counting the total # of prizes Jews get hide this fact b/c (1) most scientific advance is concentrated in a specific period, while those prizes are given at a constant rate, and (2) of course there's a gigantic difference between one recipient and another. So the nature of those prizes (in fact, any kind of prize-giving system) has to gloss over the fact that the Jews are at the very top of the second-rate, rather than anywhere near the frst.
In politics on the other hand it is much more important to have more people at the top of the second-rate, rather than a few at the very first. Group work triumphs over individual genius.