MAY 2015
Ada Yonath.

The Life of a Chemist
Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel's own work and the second prize area that he mentioned in his will. But the old picture of the lonely experimenting scientist has changed dramatically: modern scientists rely heavily on one another for progress. In this video, eight Nobel Prize awarded chemists describe their work and compare their own research to the adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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First Chemistry Laureate: Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Why do plants wither? And what makes the sap of the oak tree rise? Jacobus H. van 't Hoff, the first ever Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, explains osmotic pressure and its importance in plant and animal life in his Nobel Lecture.
arrow Have a look at the 1901 Lecture Osmotic Pressure and Chemical Equilibrium

One of Four Women: Ada Yonath
"I think people want me to describe how awful it is to be a woman in science. It doesn't click." Ada Yonath, one of four women awarded the Chemistry Prize, studies the structure and function of the ribosome. Here, she talks about her life as a scientist and her hardworking childhood.
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Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford.
Most Popular Chemistry Laureate at Ernest Rutherford
Born to Irish immigrants in New Zealand, it was thanks to various scholarships that Ernest Rutherford came to Cambridge, England, and the Cavendish Laboratory, to study physics. Rutherford is best known for discovering the atomic nucleus and developing a model of the atom, but was awarded the 1908 Chemistry Prize for investigations of the chemistry of radioactive substances.
arrow Watch a short video clip of Ernest Rutherford from 1935

Chemist for A Day?
The 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the invention of PCR, a method that made it possible to copy a large number of DNA fragments in only a few hours. In this game, you have to help the forensic lab to copy the DNA fragments from a crime scene using a PCR machine.
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