Interview with Professor Sven Lidin, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, right after the announcement.Watch the interview about the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“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.
Martin Karplus, U.S. and Austrian citizen. Born 1930 in Vienna, Austria. Ph.D. 1953 from California Institute of Technology, CA, USA. Professeur Conventionné, Université de Strasbourg, France and Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Michael Levitt, U.S., British and Israeli citizen. Born 1947 in Pretoria, South Africa. Ph.D. 1971 from University of Cambridge, UK. Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
Arieh Warshel, U.S. and Israeli citizen. Born 1940 in Kibbutz Sde-Nahum, Israel. Ph.D. 1969 from Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
During the beginning of the 20th century chemistry flourished, and that time is intimately connected with fundamental developments.Article: The development of modern chemistry
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded between 1901 and 2013.
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, on being awarded the Nobel Prize.Watch the video clip
Learn about chemistry's many facets and why would one claim that chemistry is the 'queen of all sciences'.
Explore how Nobel Laureates compare their own research to the adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
From molecules to equations to experiments, learn how and why chemistry is beautiful.