"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.
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Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded between 1901 and 2016.
Chemistry Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.
women have been awarded the Chemistry Prize so far.
person, Frederick Sanger, has been awarded the Chemistry Prize twice, in 1958 and in 1980.
years was the age of the youngest Chemistry Laureate ever, Frédéric Joliot, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1935.
years was the age of the oldest Chemistry Laureate, John B. Fenn, when he was awarded the Chemistry Prize in 2002.
is the average age of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry the year they were awarded the prize.
Ahmed Zewail, 1999 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, recalls the moment he got to know that he was awarded the Nobel Prize.Watch the video clip
In this video interview, Tomas Lindahl recalls a change of schools and teachers in his youth, what brought him to science, what motivates him, and much more.Watch to interview
Paul Modrich describes in his biography the way to science through experimenting at home.Read the biography
Aziz Sancar presented his work on photolyase and nucleotide excision repair in his Nobel LectureRead or watch the lecture
Eric Betzig dedicated his Nobel Lecture about super-resolution optics to "all people taking risks but in the end failed".
Watch Stefan W. Hell give a short and simple explanation of the fluorescence microscope.
William E. Moerner describes his Nobel Prize awarded work in easy-to-understand terms.
Learn about chemistry's many facets and why would one claim that chemistry is the 'queen of all sciences'.Watch the video
Explore how Nobel Laureates compare their own research to the adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Watch the video
From molecules to equations to experiments, learn how and why chemistry is beautiful.Watch the video