3 scientists share 2023 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Stockholm: Three scientists, Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov, won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.

“These smallest components of nanotechnology now spread their light from televisions and LED lamps, and can also guide surgeons when they remove tumour tissue, among many other things,” it added.

“(I am) very surprised, unexpected, and very honored,” Bawendi said in the onsite telephone interview of his reactions.

The prize is 11 million Swedish kronor (about 997,700 U.S. dollars) and will be shared equally between the three laureates.


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