Nobel Prize 2010 For Chemistry Physics And Medicine Announced

October 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar,
the-winners-of-the-2010-n-006 The winners of some of the categories of Nobel Prize have been announced. These categories include, Physics, Chemistry and Medicines. The other categories are yet to be announced. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the awards for 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry and Medicines.

The Nobel laureates of chemistry this year are Ei-ichi Negishi of Purdue University, Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University in Japan and Richard Heck of the University of Delaware. The three chemist won the award for their successful research in formulating efficient ways to link carbon atoms together. Their work will be of tremendous help in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and coatings for electronic components among others. For synthesis of all these substances, the first step involved, drafting carbon skeletons, which was not an easy task, as carbon atoms are very stable and not prone to much chemical reactions. For being successful in their endeavor, the three scientists have received a prize money of 10 million Swedish Kronor or one million pounds, which will be equally shared amongst all the three scientists.

The Nobel Prize for physics went to Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim, from the University of Manchester. He created wafers of carbon that are a single atom thick, with the property of transforming electronics, from solar cells to computers and sensors. The Nobel prize for physiology or medicine was awarded to Robert Edwards, Cambridge University, for inventing in-vitro fertilization. This in popular language is known as “Test Tube Baby”. Robert Edwards actually invented it in the early 1950s. Although, it took a lot of time, his award was well deserved.

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