The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is up next.
Update: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines". Read all the details about their Nobel Prize worthy achievement.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announcement today on Wednesday, October 5 at 11:45am CET (6:45am ET). Yesterday the Physics Nobel Prize was awarded to three researchers: David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz.
The Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry could also be awarded to more than one scientist like last year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair".
The predictions for the 2016 Nobel Prizes have not turned out correct. Predicting the Nobel Prize winners is extremely difficult has the voting for the winners happens in meeting in the hours before the announcement. There is a long process before that selects the finalists from all nominations until the final voting takes place. The nominations are secret.
Thomson Reuters citation based analysis predicts George M. Church, Feng Zhang, Dennis Lo Yuk Ming, Hiroshi Maeda and Yasuhiro Matsumura to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016.
The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 will take place at 11:45am CET (6:45am ET) live from Sweden.
Members of the Academy gather at around 9am to make the final choice before the announcement of this year’s Laureates in Chemistry
Watch Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry Live Video Stream (New Window)
The Physics Nobel Prize did not leak ahead on Facebook and the press-release came out at the same time wth the announcement on the live video stream. We expect that to work like yesterday again. Check the Nobel Prize Twitter feed @NobelPrize for the link to the press-release and details about the Chemistry Nobel Prize winner(s).
The explanation of the research of the Physics Nobel Prize was hilarious yesterday. A scientist used pretzels and donuts to explain topological concepts in physics.
107 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded between 1901 and 2015.
Nobel Prize 2016 Announcement Schedule
The 2016 Nobel Prize announcements are spread out over the next days. The 2016 Peace Nobel Prize will be announced on Friday. Below is the complete schedule so you do not miss any of the live Nobel Prize announcements.
Peace Nobel Prize 2016:
Friday 7 October, 11:00 a.m.
2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences:
Monday 10 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
2016 Nobel Prize in Literature:
The date will be set later
The Nobel Prize is still the most prestigious award a scientist can hope to win. The $1 million Nobel prize money is nice, but the call yourself a Nobel Prize winner is maybe even more worth than getting knighted by the Queen of England.