Yuan T. Lee, born on this day, became a scientist after first being inspired by another Nobel Laureate - Marie Skłodowska Curie. Lee went onto study chemistry, with a particular interest in reaction dynamics. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work.
Argon, the first noble gas in the periodic table to be isolated, was named after the greek word for lazy after it was found to be totally unreactive. Lord Rayleigh, born #OTD , and William Ramsay earned the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry respectively for its discovery.
The irony is, Donald Trump would 100% accept a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
Celebrating World Science Day for Peace and Development by remembering Linus Pauling: a Chemistry Laureate whose campaign against nuclear weapons also led to him receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. #WorldScienceDay
I don’t mean to be a conspiracy theorist but the Nobel Prize for chemistry always seems to go to a scientist.
BREAKING: John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham & Akira Yoshino win 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of lithium-ion batteries." Stay tuned for our story. In the meantime, tune into our #StereoChemistry chat w/ Goodenough last month:
Physicist Lise Meitner, part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, died #OTD in 1968. Otto Hahn was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei" but Meitner was never awarded the prize despite receiving 46 nominations.
In the early 1970s, Stanley Whittingham, awarded this year’s Chemistry Prize, used lithium’s enormous drive to release its outer electron when he developed the first functional lithium battery. #NobelPrize
When Marie Curie was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry she became the first person ever to receive two Nobel Prizes. She had previously received the Physics Prize for her work on radioactivity. #NobelPrize
"All those experiences made me who I am." From being a taxi driver to becoming a Nobel Laureate - 2018 Chemistry Laureate Frances Arnold describes how a diversity of experiences shapes you as a human being. Next month find out who has been awarded this year's Chemistry Prize.
"After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of a historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it." - Marie Skłodowska Curie, the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, the 1903 Physics Prize and 1911 Chemistry Prize.
Twice Nobel Prize-awarded laureate Marie Sklodowska Curie with her two daughters Eve and Irène in 1908. Marie Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize. Irène also dedicated her life to science and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935.