Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, Alexei Ekimov For Discovery Of Quantum Dots


New Delhi: The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to American chemist Moungi G. Bawendi, American professor Louis E. Brus, and accomplished Russian solid-state physicist Alexei Ekimov.

The trio has been awarded the prestigious award for their breakthrough in the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots. They will collectively receive a prize of 11 million kronor ($1 million) for their remarkable achievement.

In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), the Nobel Prize official handle announced the winner of the prestigious Chemistry Nobel Prize.

“The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2023 #NobelPrize in Chemistry to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” the Nobel Prize official handle posted on X.

Earlier in 2022, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their pioneering work in devising a method for “snapping molecules together.”

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the United States-based physicist Pierre Agostini, the accomplished Hungarian-Austrian scientist Ferenc Krausz, and the eminent French physicist Anne L’Huillier.

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their groundbreaking discoveries and the creation of successful mRNA vaccines for combating COVID-19.

The Nobel Prizes, which honour outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace, trace their origins to the will of Alfred Nobel, the renowned Swedish inventor known for inventing dynamite.

Founded by the Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel in 1895, the Nobel Prize Awards, which commenced in 1901, have the noble purpose of recognising individuals who have made substantial contributions that bestow immense benefits upon humanity. He allocated the majority of his wealth to establishing what we now know as the Nobel Prizes.

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