Nobel Prizes awarded to Japanese and Swiss researchers in the fields of Chemistry and Physics respectively

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Nobel Prizes awarded to Japanese and Swiss researchers in the fields of Chemistry and Physics respectively

Amongst the recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry is Akira Yoshino for his excellent contribution to “the development of lithium – ion batteries”. Dr. Akira Yoshino is an honorary fellow with Asahi Kasei Corp. and a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya. The lithium – ion batteries he developed are expected to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and thus help to lessen the burden of energy production on the environment.
Meanwhile, the Nobel Prize in Physics was inter alia awarded to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz from the University of Geneva. The two scientists found an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star – a discovery that unleashed a rich period of astronomic exploration, with over 1000 further exoplanets being discovered over the next decades. “Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,” the Nobel committee announced.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was shared with John Goodenough and M. Stanley Whittingham, while Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles was the other winner of the Physics Prize.

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Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:28