The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001
William S. Knowles, Ryoji Noyori, K. Barry Sharpless
Born: 3 September 1938, Kobe, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Prize motivation: "for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions"
Field: industrial chemistry, organic chemistry
Prize share: 1/4