“Award winners announced more than an hour ago” Nobel Prize in Chemistry October 9, 23:10
In response to NHK's interview, Dr. Yorhan Hanson, the Swedish Academy of Sciences, decided that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was decided at 10:30 am on the 9th local time, one hour before the announcement. Revealed.
Mr. Akira Yoshino told him about the award by telephone at around 11:00 am just before the announcement, and he said, “Mr. Yoshino was happily answering“ Jesus! ”.
Mr. Yoshino also explained preparations for the upcoming award ceremony, and Mr. Hanson said, “We look forward to attending the December award ceremony”. Did.
In addition, the development of the lithium-ion battery, which was the reason for this award, was evaluated as “It is now an important step toward a sustainable world, as it addresses the major challenges facing the world today.” .
"It has made a great contribution to mankind"
One of the selection committee members of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Prof. Sarah Snowgelooplinse said, “It has made a great contribution to mankind about the lithium-ion battery that Yoshino and others developed. We are able to use it in the dark, and we hope to make further contributions to society in the future with sustainable energy. "