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Thursday, 6 October 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - "The design and synthesis of molecular machines"

A much awaited prize announcement , the most prestigious award for Chemistry and Chemists. 

"5 October 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to
Jean-Pierre Sauvage
University of Strasbourg, France
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Bernard L. Feringa
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
"for the design and synthesis of molecular machines"

They developed the world's smallest machines.

A tiny lift, artificial muscles and miniscule motors. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre SauvageSir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their design and production of molecular machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added." from The Nobel Prize website.
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