The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to

Richard R. Ernst
ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.



Richard R. Ernst’s revolutionary development of the methodology of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has transformed NMR into maybe the most important instrumental technique within chemistry today. Ernst has contributed more than anybody else to this development by the discoveries of Fourier-transform NMR and two-dimensional (2D) NMR.