APRIL 2018
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Chemistry Matters
Chemistry - the 'queen of all sciences'
Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel's own work and the second prize area that he mentioned in his will. Learn about chemistry's many facets and why would one claim that chemistry is the 'queen of all sciences'.

First Chemistry Laureate: Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Why do plants wither? And what makes the sap of the oak tree rise? Jacobus H. van 't Hoff, the first ever Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, explains osmotic pressure and its importance to plant and animal life in his Nobel Lecture.

One of four women: Ada Yonath
"I think people want me to describe how awful it is to be a woman in science. It doesn't click." Ada Yonath, one of four women awarded the Chemistry Prize, studies the structure and function of the ribosome. Here, she talks about her life as a scientist and her hardworking childhood. 

Ada Yonath

Bernard Feringa
"Freedom to invent and discover"
Chemistry Laureate Bernard Feringa wants to give his students the same freedom to invent and discover as he received from his own professor. Here he explains why he wants universities to be playgrounds for the youth.

Most popular Chemistry Laureate: Ernest Rutherford
Born to Irish immigrants in New Zealand, it was thanks to various scholarships  that Ernest Rutherford came to Cambridge, England, and the Cavendish Laboratory. Rutherford is best known for discovering the atomic nucleus and developing a model of the atom, but was awarded the 1908 Chemistry Prize for investigations of the chemistry of radioactive substances.

Ernest Rutherford

Monthly Quiz
A young Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
The youngest Chemistry Laureate to date was 35 years when awarded the prize. Do you know who it is? Make a guess and click to submit your answer.
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