Chemistry is not only test tubes and chemicals. In quantum chemistry, quantum mechanics is used to compute the properties of molecules and their interaction. This year’s laureates have made it possible to use the complex equations of quantum mechanics to study molecules and chemical processes with the help of computers.
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.