By – Prakarsh Kastwar

The Nobel Prizes in Literature, Peace, and Economics have yet to be announced.

Moungi G Bawendi, Louis E Brus, and Alexei I Ekimov have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”

According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the award recognizes the discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles whose size influences their properties.

“The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2023 have succeeded in producing particles so small that quantum phenomena govern their properties.” The particles, known as quantum dots, are becoming very important in nanotechnology,” it stated.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is the third prize given out this week. The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Tuesday to France’s Pierre Agostini, Hungary’s Ferenc Krausz, and France’s Anne L’Huillier. Previously, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Hungarian scientist Katalin Kariko and her American collaborator Drew Weissman.

The Chemistry prize will be followed by the highly anticipated Literature, Peace, and Economics awards, which will be announced on October 5, 6, and 9.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences may have disclosed the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry prematurely, according to Swedish media. According to SVT, the academy released a press release with the names of the winners by mistake early Wednesday.

The Nobel Prizes are named after inventor Alfred Nobel, who stipulated in his will that his estate be used to give “prizes to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.”

Sweden’s central bank established the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1968.

With the exception of the Peace Prize, which is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo, the Nobel laureates for these prestigious honors are announced in Stockholm during October.

Last year winners

Carolyn R Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K Barry Sharpless were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2022 for their contributions to click and bioorthogonal chemistry.

The theme of this year’s Chemistry Prize is working with what is straightforward and uncomplicated rather than overcomplicating things. Even a simple path can lead to the construction of functional molecules, according to Nobel Committee for Chemistry Chair Johan Qvist.

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