Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for “simple” yet “ingenious” discovery

Source: CNN

“The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan, two scientists honored for creating ‘an ingenious tool for building molecules’ that has helped develop new drugs and made chemistry greener. The pair were awarded the prize in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday, ‘for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.’ … German scientist List and US-based Scottish chemist MacMillan worked independently of each other but share the prize, the third Nobel award to be handed out this week.” (10/06/21)