All Nobel Laureates in Chemistry
See all Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and why they were awarded the Nobel Prize.
Awards: 106 Prizes to 169 Laureates
Prizes to one Laureate only: 63
Awarded women: 4
Average age of a Chemistry Laureate: 58
"The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have made the most important chemical discovery or improvement ..."
(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)
Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel’s own work. The development of his inventions as well as the industrial processes he employed were based upon chemical knowledge. Chemistry was the second prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
Eric Betzig dedicated his Nobel Lecture about super-resolution optics to "all people taking risks but in the end failed".
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William E. Moerner describes his Nobel Prize awarded work in easy-to-understand terms.
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