Announcement of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Gerhard Ertl, presented by Professor Gunnar Öquist, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 10 October 2007.
Following the announcement, Professor Gunnar Karlström told senior editor Simon Frantz how Gerhard Ertl’s breakthroughs on the way chemical reactions take place on surfaces has had a host of practical effects.
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