The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists for developing “click chemistry”

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 kicked off on Monday with the Medicine Prize honoring a scientist who unlocked 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 separated.

They continue with Chemistry on Wednesdays and Literature on Thursdays. 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(s) 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 more environmentally friendly way to build molecules which, according to the Nobel panel, “are already of great benefit to humanity “.

A week of Nobel Prize announcements kicked off on Monday with Swedish scientist Svante Paabo receiving the medicine prize for unlocking the 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 prizes carry a cash reward of 10 million Swedish krona (nearly $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.




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