The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002
John B. Fenn, Koichi Tanaka, Kurt Wüthrich
Born: 3 August 1959, Toyama City, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: Shimadzu Corp., Kyoto, Japan
Prize motivation: "for their development of soft desorption ionisation methods for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules"
Field: physical chemical methodology