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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

          The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. Aziz Sancar – Interview “My wife took the call and woke me up” Telephone interview with Aziz Sancar immediately following the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 7 October 2015. …

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Victor Grignard

Victor Grignard, in full François-Auguste-Victor Grignard (May 6, 1871 in Cherbourg – December 13, 1935 in Lyon) was a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist. In 1898, while a student under Philippe Barbier at Lyon, Grignard began his prize winning work with a study of the alkylzinc compounds developed earlier bySir Edward Frankland. It was Barbier who had Grignard repeat some experiments on …

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December 10th Alfred Nobel died in 1896

He was the inventor of dynamite. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. His fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named …

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”. Source: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2014/

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