STOCKHOLM (AP) – This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded equally to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless for developing a way to “glue molecules together.”
Hans Ellegren, secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced the winners on Wednesday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
A week of Nobel prize announcements began Monday with the medicine award honoring a scientist who discovered the secrets of Neanderthal DNA. Three scientists jointly won the physics prize on Tuesday for showing that tiny particles can maintain a connection with each other even when they are separated.
They continue with chemistry on Wednesday and literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics prize on October 10.
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STOCKHOLM (AP) – The winner, or winners, of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
Last year, the prize was awarded to scientists Benjamin List and David WC MacMillan for finding an ingenious and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules that the Nobel panel said “already greatly benefits humanity.”
Monday kicked off a week of Nobel Prize announcements with Swedish scientist Svante Paabo receiving the prize in medicine for uncovering secrets of Neanderthal DNA that provided key insights into our immune system.
Three scientists jointly won the physics prize on Tuesday. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger had shown that tiny particles can maintain a connection with each other even when separated, a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement, which can be used for specialized computing and to encrypt information.
The awards continue with literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the Economics Prize on Monday.
The awards carry a cash prize of 10 million Swedish kroner (about $900,000) and will be presented on December 10. The money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, in 1895.