It’s that time of year again.
The Nobel Prizes are announced in early October, and the all-important Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday October 7th, no earlier than 11:45 am (That’s less that two weeks from now!). Note that it is announced in Sweden, so that would be no earlier than 4:45 am our time. If you are awake at that time, you can probably watch the announcement live on a videostream.
So, who is going to win the Nobel Prize? Its always kept a secret until the announcement, so we will have to wait and see. If you want to see information on previous Nobel Laureates in chemistry, the Nobel website is a great resource. According to the website, the prize goes to “the person who shall have made the most important chemical discovery or improvement”. Often it is a real surprise to many people, including the winners themselves.
We will definitely write a post after we find out who gets it this year! Until then, we will have to wait in anticipation.