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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis

An ingenious tool for building molecules

06-Oct-2021

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 to Benjamin List, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and David W.C. MacMillan, Princeton University, USA “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”. Building ...

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2021: Climate and other complex phenomena

05-Oct-2021

Three Laureates share this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies of chaotic and apparently random phenomena. Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it. Giorgio Parisi is rewarded for his revolutionary ...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 “for the development of a method for genome editing”

Genetic scissors: a tool for rewriting the code of life

07-Oct-2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact ...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2019 for the development of lithium-ion batteries

09-Oct-2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), M. Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA) and Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan ...

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The Nobel Prize Winners 2017

Internal clock, gravitational waves and cold analysis

04-Oct-2017

This year's Nobel Prizes were awarded to a total of nine scientists. The research areas that have been awarded and the prize winners at a glance: Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine The Nobel Committee at the Karolinska Institute has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to the ...

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Cool microscope technology revolutionises biochemistry

04-Oct-2017

We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of ...

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Gravitational waves finally captured

Nobel prizes in physics announced

03-Oct-2017

On 14 September 2015, the universe’s gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the ...

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New leaders elected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

23-Dec-2014

At the general meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences elected its two foremost representatives, who will take over the roles of the current President and Permanent Secretary on 1 July 2015. Christina Moberg to be the new President The new President, the foremost representative of the ...

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014: Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

08-Oct-2014

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work ...

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014: New light to illuminate the world

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the Nobel prize in physics

07-Oct-2014

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and envi-ronment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be ...

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