the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019
The prize was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for something that has laid the foundation of wireless electronics and have a huge everyday impact for us. What is it? Try the puzzle!
It is the lithium-ion battery!
The illustration shows what this battery is used for. It enabled the creation of laptop computers, mobile phones and electric cars. But perhaps most importantly, they contribute to more sustainable energy use.
“We can see an enormous, dramatic effect on society because of this fantastic battery”
Watch Olof Ramström, member of the Nobel committee, explain the prize.
What discovery do you hope will happen in the battery industry?
Listen to laureate Stanley Whittingham’s thoughts about future development of batteries.
Want to know more?
Read more about the discovery here