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  Winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The prize was awarded for pioneering contributions in developing methods that can be used for theoretical studies of the properties of molecules and the chemical processes in which they are involved.
The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.
, née Marie Sklodowska, in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element.
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 The Nobel Prize - A guide to the Nobel Prizes
The Nobel Prize (pronounced no-BELL) is awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society.
The first ceremony to award the Nobel Prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, and medicine was held at the Old Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 1901; since 1902, the prizes have been formally awarded by the King of Sweden.
The prizes for physics and chemistry shall be awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences; that for physiology or medical works by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm; that for literature by the Academy in Stockholm, and that for champions of peace by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting.
www.nobel-prize.org   (397 words)

  
  University of Cambridge Nobel Prize winners
Nobel prizes have been awarded to members of Cambridge University for significant advances as diverse as the discovery of the structure of DNA, the development of a national income accounting system, the mastery of an epic and narrative psychological art and the discovery of penicillin.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for the structure of the insulin molecule
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for determing the structure of haemoproteins
www.cam.ac.uk /cambuniv/nobelprize.html   (1226 words)

  
  Nobel Prize in Chemistry
This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day.
The prize is awarded every year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Wilhelm Ostwald   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis, chemical equilibria and reaction velocities.
That may have still been the state of affairs in 1902, although things were due to change dramatically in the second half of the decade as a result of Haber and Bosch's work on their nitrogen fixing process (completed by 1911 or 1913).
Winners of the Nobel Prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rockefeller University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twenty-three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university, an amazing figure considering that Rockefeller University houses a relatively small number of laboratories (less than 80).
More recently, its faculty were winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003.
David Baltimore, recipient of Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1975 for the discovery of reverse transcriptase.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rockefeller-University   (2337 words)

  
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The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology is one of five that have been awarded annually since 1901 by the Nobel Foundation in Sweden.
A sixth Nobel Prize, in economics, was established in 1968.
The Nobel Prizes were created as one of the bequests in the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish weapons designer whose high-power explosives improved mining and lay the foundation for modern warfare.
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 The Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Laureate Dario Fo The Nobel Prize in Literature
The very first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to the French poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme, who in his poetry showed the "rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect".
2006 Nobel Laureate The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures", was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/literature   (182 words)

  
 YouTube - The 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to ...
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Gerhard Ertl "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces".
The 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to...
The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to...
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 The Scientist : Kornberg wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Roger Kornberg, professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The Nobel Foundation honors his 2001 papers showing the crystal structure of RNA Polymerase II at atomic resolution, which greatly improved the understanding of eukaryotic transcription.
The award marks the second Nobel Prize to be given this week to researchers focused on RNA, as well as the second to go to a Stanford researcher.
www.the-scientist.com /news/display/25009   (826 words)

  
 The Nobel Prize , Find Out More About Who The Recipients Are And What They Reward - CBS News
The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.
Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the prize for peace was to be awarded by a Norwegian committee while the other four prizes were to be handled by Swedish committees.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/10/04/fyi/main2063620.shtml   (695 words)

  
 NPR : American Wins Chemistry Nobel for DNA Work
Eve's parents Marie and Pierre won the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the elements polonium and radium.
Nobel Prize winners are drawn to the Bohr family in the same way electrons circle an atom: through gravitational force.
Niels Bohr was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his own model of the atom.
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 Chemistry technique brings Nobel Prize - The Boston Globe
Two other scientists, Robert H. Grubbs of the United States and Yves Chauvin of France, will share the $1.3 million award with Schrock for their work on what is known as metathesis, Greek for ''changing places," and refers to a chemical dance in which parts of molecules switch places.
His chemistry career began at age 8, when he got a chemistry set and made hydrogen -- which he said exploded dramatically, in a way that would satisfy just about any kid that age.
Schrock is the second Nobel recipient from the Boston area named this week.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/10/06/chemistry_technique_brings_nobel_prize   (851 words)

  
 Naharnet Newsdesk - American Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Kornberg is the lone winner of the 2006 chemistry prize, and the fifth American to win a Nobel prize this year.
This year's Nobel announcements began Monday, with the Nobel Prize in medicine going to Americans Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello for discovering a powerful way to turn off the effect of specific genes, opening a potential new avenue for fighting diseases as diverse as cancer and AIDS.
Each prize includes a check for $1.4 million, a diploma and a medal, which will be awarded by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10.
www.naharnet.com /domino/tn/Newsdesk.nsf/Health/D91AF3F960529B68C22571FD003FB5C1?OpenDocument   (592 words)

  
 Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News - Sussex Chemistry Faces Closure
A University of Sussex proposal to reduce the number of academic staff in its chemistry department from 14 to seven, change the name of the department to the department of chemical biology, and abandon chemistry degree programs has invoked impassioned responses from British chemists.
Kroto, who is now chemistry professor at Florida State University, was a member of the Sussex chemistry department when he shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of fullerenes.
The department also boasts two other winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Sir John W. Cornforth, who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and Archer J. Martin, who moved to Sussex after his 1952 Nobel for the invention of partition chromatography.
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 HHMI News: MacKinnon Wins 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Roderick MacKinnon, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at The Rockefeller University, is one of two scientists who were awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes.
MacKinnon shared the prize with Peter Agre of the Johns Hopkins University.
“This is appropriate recognition for the beauty of MacKinnon's science and the clarity with which he expresses the biological phenomenon,” said HHMI President Thomas R. Cech, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989.
www.hhmi.org /news/mackinnon8.html   (1043 words)

  
 Nobel Prize
1951 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - Glenn Seaborg and Edwin McMillan
The Swedish Academy of Sciences is of the opinion that these discoveries in the realm of the chemistry of the transuranium elements, of which I have here tried to give a brief account, are of such importance that McMillan and Seaborg have together earned the 1951 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Among his major contributions are his discoveries, with several collaborators, of the transuranium elements plutonium (94), americium (95), curium (96), berkelium (97), and californium (98), and the study of their chemical properties and their position in the periodic table.
www.bonestamp.com /sgt/Nobel_Prize1.htm   (2695 words)

  
 October 6, 2006, Hour One: 2006 Nobel Prizes
Analysis of COBE data was key to the "discovery of the flbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation" that won John Mather and George Smoot this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
This week, the winners of the 2006 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine were announced.
And Roger Kornberg won the prize in Chemistry for his work in DNA transcription, the process by which information stored in the genes is copied, and then transferred to the parts of cells that produce proteins.
www.sciencefriday.com /pages/2006/Oct/hour1_100606.html   (288 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Nobel Prize for Chemistry -- October 12, 1999
The 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Egyptian-born scientist Ahmed Zewail for his development of a technique that uses "the world's fastest camera" to observe atoms.
The Nobel Foundation's announcement of the 1999 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Egyptian-born Zewail is a professor of chemistry and physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena.
www.pbs.org /newshour/nobel_1999/chemistry.html   (478 words)

  
 2 Israelis, American split Nobel Prize in chemistry - Science - MSNBC.com
Richard Axel and Linda Buck were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their efforts to better understand the sense of smell.
On Tuesday, the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Americans David J. Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczeck for their exploration of the force that binds particles inside the atomic nucleus.
The prizes, which include a $1.3 million check, a gold medal and a diploma, are presented on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death in 1896.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6167875   (726 words)

  
 German wins Nobel chemistry prize on his birthday - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
STOCKHOLM — Gerhard Ertl of Germany won the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of chemical reactions on solid surfaces, which are key to understanding questions such as how pollution eats away at the Earth's ozone layer.
Planck and Haber were themselves Nobel laureates; they won the physics and chemistry prizes in 1918.
Ertl won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of chemical reactions on solid surfaces, which are key to understanding questions like how pollution eats away at the ozone layer.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2007-10-10-nobel-chemistry_N.htm?csp=34   (659 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Science -- American wins Nobel chemistry prize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nobel chemistry prize winner Roger Kornberg, 59, a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, hugs his son, Guy Kornberg, a Stanford student, at their home in Atherton, Calif., Wednesday.
Roger Kornberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for his studies of how cells take information from genes to produce proteins.
The last time the chemistry Nobel was given to just one person was in 1999.
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 Online NewsHour: Nobel Prize for Chemistry -- October 9, 2002
Margaret Warner speaks with John Fenn, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry and a research professor of chemistry and engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
The new methods, the Nobel Committee said, "have revolutionized the development of new pharmaceuticals," and hold promise for early detection of breast and prostate cancer.
I had watched the program that you have yesterday and knew that the physicists had gotten their Nobel Prize, and so Stockholm calling at this time of year could have meant only one thing.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/science/july-dec02/nobel_10-9.html   (1111 words)

  
 UCSB Nobel Laureates
Kydland won the prize jointly with Edward C. Prescott of Arizona State University, who was a visiting professor at UCSB in winter quarter 2004, when he held the Maxwell and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics.
Professor Gross shared the Nobel Prize for solving the last great remaining problem of what has since come to be called "the Standard Model" of the quantum mechanical picture of reality.
Professor Heeger shared the Nobel Prize for his role in the revolutionary discovery that plastics can have the properties of metals and semiconductors, a finding that created an important new field of research.
www.ucsb.edu /nobel/index.shtml   (870 words)

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