Advancements in the Field of Chemistry: Nobel Prize for Chemistry Split Three Ways

It’s exciting to know that in today’s field of chemistry, the Nobel Prize cannot simply be relegated to one individual. The accomplishments are so vast and substantial that three experts in the field need to be recognized. One would notice from the list of past winners that the award has gone to more than one recipient as of late.  A look farther back would also note that this list award from one recipient and has worked its way up to three gradually. This trend speaks volumes about how the field of chemistry is such a rapidly growing, collaborative field!

The 2016 Recipients:


Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Born: 1944, Paris, France

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France


Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

Born: 1942, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


Bernard L. Feringa

Born: 1951, Barger-Compascuum, the Netherlands

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry!