Duo win Chemistry Nobel for develo tool to build molecules
NEW DELHI: The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was on Wednesday awarded to German scientist Benjamin List and Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.”
"The 2021 chemistry laureates Benjamin List and David MacMillan have developed a new and ingenious tool for molecule building: organocatalysis. Its uses include research into new pharmaceuticals and it has also helped make chemistry greener," the Nobel Committee said.
Researchers long believed that there were just two types of catalysts available: metals and enzymes.
Independently of each other, laureates Benjamin List and David MacMillan developed a third type – asymmetric organocatalysis – which builds upon small organic molecules.
Organocatalysis has developed at an astounding speed.
Using these reactions, researchers can now more efficiently construct anything from new pharmaceuticals to molecules that can capture light in solar cells.
India needs to learn alot... Indians are still living in false history with no scientific temperament and rationality. Wng a nobel prize in Chemistry is a big thing...
Absolutely-our institutes of higher study must collaborate with the best minds in the world-we must not live in a cocoon.
Last time an Indian who won a Nobel in Science (Physics/Chemistry) was prior to Independence, CV Rn. We did not have reservations back then. There are two more Indian born scientists who received it as well but with citizenship of US and UK, Subrnian Chandrashekaran in 1983 and Venki Rkrishnan in 2009 respectively. Its not that we don't have brains, due to reservations some of these individuals move out of India.
印度人上一次获得诺贝尔科学奖(物理/化学)是在印度独立之前，CV Rn。那时我们没有预留制。另外两名印度出生的科学家也获得了该奖项，但分别入了美国和英国籍，分别是1983年Subrnian Chandrashekaran和2009年的Venki Rkrishnan。并不是我们没有人才，由于预留制，一些人才离开了印度。
very true.. In today's scenario..we need to start innovating or else we will be like a ch labor for foreign companies
its not big thing actually
In India, one person got Nobel n science several decades ago, we celebrate birthday every year. At this rate, how many days in a year should be celebrated abroad? In India, independant thinking is discouraged, is treated as indefferent from flow.. Over and above, nepotism, lenghty precedures.
Indians are not wng mainly because of bad English..!
Not correct. In 2009, Dr Venki Rkrishna won CHEMISTRY NOBEL. He is offi ally considered Indian for the sake of the Prize
in Olympic India got One gold medal and china 50 still no celebration small people celebrate big achievement as miracles
They could have considered a Nobel Prize for Modi Ji
Excellent work by these scientists! Thank you Modiji..! Only because of you..!
And this year's Nobel prize for arrogance ignorance egotistical whimsical arbitrary and co ption is shared equally by the po iticians and bureaucrats in India . They have discovered new methods in these areas .
baba Ramdev should be given a Nobel for Coronil...
Wng Nobels has more to do with the creation of research oriented scientific mindset and development of congenial eco sy ems in a country like India. It has less to do with the total population of a country. Despite less Nobel recognition, Indian institutions like IISc, Bangalore and UDCT and CISR's labs are doing great work under many constraints. Don't worry, apna time ayega!
Many Indian scientists who migrated to US and did wonders but were denied any recognition. There are many unsung hero who hold several US patents, yet were denied a Nobel prize. Not many Asians are considered for this award, only reserved for Americans and Europeans.
As long as reservation is in force. and merit is pushed to last, getting a prize on any subject is a distant dream........
No Indian in Nobel prize list ?
The fields in which research is being carried out is mind boggling.
our indians should get a Nobel prize for inventing new scams
One day Hindu-stan will also win Nobel Prize (after so many decades' gap). Only field and year are absolutely unknown! Jai Hindu--stan!!