The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1928 was awarded to Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus "for the services rendered through his research into the constitution of the sterols and their connection with the vitamins."
This year 12 new laureates have been awarded for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.