Chemistry Nobel Prize for the Invention of Lithium Ion Batteries

Chemistry Nobel Prize for the Invention of Lithium Ion Batteries

Stockhom: This year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry is being presented to three specialists who have invented rechargeable "lithium-ion batteries." Jon B. Godinoff, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino conducted the most important investigations in this field and developed the finest lithium ion batteries.

These batteries are in use today from our laptop computers to smartphones. Whenever you use a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer in the future, hopefully these three scientists will surely miss you.

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry: Some Interesting Historical Information

1-From 1901 to 2018, the Nobel Prize has been given 110 times in the field of Chemistry / Chemistry. During the First and Second World Wars, there were 8 years in which no Nobel Prize was awarded. No Nobel Prize for Chemistry was given in 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1933, 1940, 1941 and 1942.
2-A total of 180 people have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in these 118 years, of which Frederick Sanger was the only chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize twice (in 1958 and 1980) in this category.
Of these, 63 Nobel Prizes for Chemistry were given to one scientist (without participation); 23 prizes were shared by two experts; while three of the 26 Nobel Prizes for Chemistry were co-authored.
3-According to the Nobel Assembly, no single Nobel Prize can be divided into more than three persons.
So far, four women have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry; and this number is higher than other fields of science.
4-The average age of Nobel Laureates for Chemistry for 2018 is 58 years.
5-The youngest Nobel Laureate in chemistry was Frederick Juliet, who, at the age of 35, was jointly entitled to his wife in the 1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. His wife was Irene Juliet Cory, daughter of famous female scientist Marie Cory.
6-The oldest scientist in the same category was John B. Finn, who at the age of 85 was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Well, there are three names in the Nobel Prize for Chemistry that have won the Nobel Prize twice, but Frederick Sanger is the only scientist to have been awarded the Nobel Prize twice in the field of chemistry. Although my Curie and Lance Pauling were awarded the Nobel Prize twice, my Curie was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics and the second in Chemistry. Similarly, Lance Pauling was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the second in Peace.
7-The Nobel Prize is given only to survivors, meaning no person can be nominated for it.
8-The Nobel Foundation's constitution in 1974 decided that no one would be awarded the Nobel Prize after death; but if the relevant person died after the Nobel Prize was announced. That Nobel Prize will remain in his name. Prior to 1974 only 2 people were awarded the post-death Nobel Prize, but no one has been awarded the Nobel Prize since then.