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06 October 2021The coveted Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded since 1901, has been awarded to the German Benjamin List and the American David MacMillan "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis". Molecule "engineers" have discovered a new type of catalysis that allows for the use of organic molecules with a simpler and more effective procedure.



Last year the award went to two women, scientists Emmanuel Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for developing a method for writing the genome.



The discovery - asymmetric organocatalysis - being awarded the 2021 #NobelPrize in Chemistry has taken molecular construction to an entirely new level. It has not only made chemistry greener, but also made it much easier to produce asymmetric molecules. pic.twitter.com/TsgSmgEmqb

- The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 6, 2021



The Nobel season continues with the two most followed prizes, literature on Thursday and peace on Friday. The winner of the economy award will be announced on Monday.



Waiting for Literature and Peace


The Nobel Prize week

kicked off

on

Monday with the awarding of the medicine prize to 

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian

for discoveries that paved the way for the treatment of chronic pain. On Tuesday, Italy entered history with the Nobel Prize in Physics to

Giorgio Parisi

 for the discovery of the interaction between disorder and fluctuations in physical systems, from the atomic to the planetary scale "  and scientists

Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann

for climate models. 



For the second consecutive year, due to restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony scheduled in Stockholm in attendance for the delivery of the Nobel prizes, which is traditionally held on 10 December, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, is missing.

The winners will receive medals and diplomas in their countries, directly at home.

The recognition for this year is equal to 10 million Swedish kronor, almost 986 thousand euros.

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