Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Trio of Nobel Winners Have Helped Make Chemistry 'Click'

K. Barry Sharpless wins 2022 honor with Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal; Sharpless has won before

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded in equal parts to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless for developing ways of "snapping molecules together" that can be used to design medicines. Their work, known as click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, is used to...

Chemistry Nobel Awarded for Work in a 'Difficult Art'

Benjamin List of Germany and Princeton's David MacMillan win for new way of building molecules

(Newser) - The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan of Princeton University. They were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as "asymmetric organocatalysis." The winners were...

Nobel Laureate Who Proved Danger of CFCs Dies at 77

Mario Molina helped prove chlorofluorocarbons posed significant threat to environment

(Newser) - A Nobel laureate who helped prove how dangerous chlorofluorocarbons are to the ozone layer and who served as a scientific adviser to President Obama has died. Dr. Mario Molina, a US citizen born in Mexico, passed away Wednesday at the age of 77 at his Mexico City home, the Washington ...

2 Women Win Chemistry Nobel for Tool With 'Enormous Power'

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna claim prize for their genome editing method

(Newser) - French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to "molecular scissors" that offer the promise of one day curing genetic diseases. The recipients were announced Wednesday in Stockholm by the Royal Swedish Academy...

Nobel Winner Owns Up to Mistake, Earns Praise

Frances Arnold apologizes over yanked paper

(Newser) - A scientific journal has retracted a paper co-authored by a Nobel winner, but the move is making headlines for a reason you might not expect. US chemical engineer Frances Arnold is earning plaudits for integrity for the way she quickly owned up to the mistake, reports CTV . "For my...

From Nobel's Chem Prize Winners: Batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino brought us lithium-ion batteries

(Newser) - The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the US' John B. Goodenough and M. Stanley Whittingham, and Japan's Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries, per the AP . "Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops...

Nobel Laureates 'Harnessed the Power of Evolution'

2 Americans and a Brit take home the Nobel in chemistry

(Newser) - Three researchers who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, reports the AP . Half of the $1.01 million prize goes to Frances Arnold of the California Institute...

Chemists' Ability to 'Freeze Biomolecules' Wins Nobel

3 scientists from the US, Britain, and Switzerland will share it

(Newser) - Three researchers based in the US, UK, and Switzerland have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy. The $1.1 million prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York's Columbia University, and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory...

3 Makers of 'Molecular Machine' Share Chemistry Nobel

Controllable molecules could create new materials

(Newser) - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart, and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines, the AP reports. The laureates will share the $930,000 prize for the "design and synthesis" of molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when...

American Shares Chemistry Nobel for DNA Repair

Scientists' work on how cells repair DNA could bring new cancer treatments

(Newser) - An American is among the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Nobel committee awarded Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Turkey's Aziz Sancar, and American Paul Modrich for their work on DNA repair on Wednesday, reports the CBC . The scientists "mapped and explained how the cell repairs...

3 Win Chemistry Nobel for Revolutionizing Microscopes

2 Americans, German made breakthroughs in optical microscopy

(Newser) - Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry today for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. The three scientists were cited for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy," which the Royal Swedish...

Chemistry Nobel Goes to 3 for Computer Modeling

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, Arieh Warshel share prize

(Newser) - Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry today for laying the foundation for the computer models used to understand and predict chemical processes. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said their research in the 1970s has helped scientists develop programs that unveil...

Israeli Scientist Daniel Shechtman Wins Chemistry Nobel for Discovery of Quasicrystals
 Israeli Wins Chemistry Nobel 

Israeli Wins Chemistry Nobel

Daniel Shechtman discovered quasicrystals

(Newser) - Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry today for his discovery of quasicrystals, a chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Shechtman's discovery in 1982 fundamentally changed the way chemists look at solid matter. "It feels...

American, 2 Japanese Share Nobel for Chemistry

They developed process for testing drugs, creating LED screens

(Newser) - American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry today for developing a chemical method that has allowed scientists to test cancer drugs and make thinner computer screens. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences called the process, known as palladium-catalyzed cross...

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