STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday “for the event of click on chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”.
The prize was awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is price 10 million Swedish crowns ($915,072).
The third of the prizes unveiled over six consecutive weekdays, the chemistry Nobel follows these for medication and physics introduced earlier this week.
Previous chemistry winners embrace well-known scientific names similar to Marie Curie, who additionally shared the physics prize together with her husband and whose eldest daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, received the chemistry award simply over twenty years after her mom.
The 2021 chemistry award was received by German Benjamin Listing and Scottish-born David MacMillan for his or her work in creating new instruments to construct molecules, aiding within the improvement of latest medicine in addition to in areas similar to plastics.
The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace have been established within the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel, himself a chemist, and have been awarded since 1901. Economics was added later.
The prizes have been awarded yearly with a number of interruptions, primarily for the world wars, and made no break for the COVID-19 pandemic although a lot of the pageantry and occasions have been placed on maintain or quickly moved on-line.
($1 = 10.9281 Swedish crowns)