ACS International Center celebrates 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

This year's 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is emblematic of the successes gained by exchange of chemistry. Awardees Martin Karplus, Ph.D., of the Université de Strasbourg and Harvard University; Michael Levitt, Ph.D., of Stanford University; and Arieh Warshel, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences are scientists representing international renown in the field of chemical sciences.

Marinda Li Wu, Ph.D., president of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, comments on the award in a press release.

 

Martin Karplus, Ph.D.

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Dr. Martin Karplus is a 20+ year member of the American Chemical Society
Born 15 March 1930 Vienna, Austria
Affiliation at the time of the award Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Prize motivation "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"  
Background Ph.D. 1953 from California Institute of Technology, CA, USA. Professeur Conventionné, Université de Strasbourg, France and Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus  

Michael Levitt, Ph.D.

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Born 9 May 1947 Pretoria, South Africa
Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA  
Prize motivation: "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"  
Background U.S., British and Israeli citizen. Ph.D. 1971 from University of Cambridge, UK. Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research  

Ariel Warshel, Ph.D.

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Born 20 November 1940 Kibbutz Sde-Nahum, Israel
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
Prize motivation:   "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"  
Background Ph.D. 1969 from Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel