The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1943 was awarded to George de Hevesy "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes."George de Hevesy received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1944. During the selection process in 1943, the Nobel Committee for Chemistry decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. George de Hevesy therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1943 one year later, in 1944.
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.