The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday in Stockholm, the third Nobel Prize given in the sciences this week. The awards are among the highest honors in science, recognizing groundbreaking contributions in their field.
Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021?
The prize was awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan for their development of a tool that spurred research into new drugs and reduced chemistry’s effect on the environment.
Who else has won a Nobel Prize in the sciences this year?
When will the other Nobel Prizes be announced?
The Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded on Thursday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Last year, Abdulrazak Gurnah won for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday by the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. Last year, Maria Ressa and Dmitri A. Muratov, both journalists, won for their efforts to protect press freedoms.
Next week, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences will be awarded on Monday by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Last year, the prize went to David Card, Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens.
All of the prize announcements will also be streamed live by the Nobel Prize institution. Prize winners will receive their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm in December.