The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001
William S. Knowles, Ryoji Noyori, K. Barry Sharpless
K. Barry Sharpless
Born: 28 April 1941, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions"
Field: Organic chemistry, industrial chemistry