150 Nobel Laureates are calling for peace in the face of war emanating from Russian soil. To this end, they have signed a declaration initiated by the Max Planck Society and supported by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Fifty years ago, 1972, Gerald M. Edelman and Rodney R. Porter were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies”. Antibodies play a integral role, in medicine, for example during the corona pandemic.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021: A Greener and More Efficient Way of Chemical Synthesis
Benjamin List and David MacMillan receive the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of a powerful and sustainable method that has revolutionised the way to synthesise many important compounds.
135 Nobel Laureates from all disciplines are calling for peace in the face of war emanating from Russian soil. To this end, they have signed a declaration initiated by the Max Planck Society and supported by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Reinhard Genzel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”. Explore his fascinating work lab and learn more about the research techniques and special instruments applied to detect distant supermassive objects in space like Sagittarius A*.
Nobel Laureates J. Georg Bednorz, Serge Haroche, Sir Konstantin S. Novoselov as well as medical scientists Amy Shepherd and Lillian Tugume focus on academic and non-academic career paths for scientists, and show what alternative paths are available.
In this lecture, Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs gives examples of how sustainable catalytic processes can be used for the cost-effective extraction of petroleum carbon and other energy sources, as well as for curbing emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
William N. Lipscomb: Structural Studies of Enzyme Action
In this lecture “Structural Studies of Enzyme Action” (1980), William N. Lipscomb elucidates the structures of large and complex enzymes and analyzes their regulatory mode of action. In his words “enzymes are not just inert templates on which the reaction occurs (…), enzymes do chemistry”.
The Topic Cluster “Radioactivity and X-rays” introduces the scientific research of radioactive radiation and shows its fields of application for energy generation, in medicine as well as the use of radioactive radiation as a means of warfare.
How do physical models prove climate change? Why can we perceive temperatures and touch? What does it mean when organic molecules accelerate chemical reactions? The new Nobel Poster Series presents the groundbreaking discoveries that were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2021.