1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 14, 2011 9:41 AM by Mark Obrien

    2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Mark Obrien

      The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded on October 5th.      Once again,  Reuters has published their predictions for the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry:

       

      • Allen Bard:  for the development and application of scanning electrochemical microscopy
      • Jean Frechet: for pioneering simulations of the molecular dynamics of biomolecules
      • Martin Karplus: for the invention and development of dendritic polymers
      • Donald Tomalia for the invention and development of dendritic polymers
      • Joseph Vancanti with Robert S. Langer, for their pioneering research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
      • Fritz Vogtle with Jean M. J. Fréchet and Donald A. Tomalia, for the invention and development of dendritic polymers

       

       

      What do you think?  Will one of these chemists win this year’s prize?

        • Re: 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
          Mark Obrien

          Daniel Shechtman,  a professor of materials science at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of a new class of materials, known as quasicrystals

           

          Watch Professor Shechtman discuss his discovery of  “Quasicrystals” a new form of matter:

           

          And a great explanation of Dr. Shechtman's research from the Periodic Table of the Videos: