Countdown to the 2023 Chemistry Nobel Prize announcement, ACS president providing interviews

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2023 — American Chemical Society (ACS) President Judith C. Giordan will issue a statement on the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after the official announcement is made from Stockholm on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Many past winners of the chemistry prize have been ACS members and authors of research papers published in ACS’ suite of more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, plans to announce this year’s winner(s) around 5:45 a.m. EDT on Oct. 4. Giordan will be available for Zoom interviews from 6:15 to 10 a.m. EDT. Journalists interested in talking with Giordan must schedule an interview in advance by contacting the ACS newsroom by 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Giordan is the co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, managing director of ecosVC Inc., venture founder and former Fortune 100 executive. She serves as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early-stage startups.

She has a B.S. in environmental science from Rutgers University and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland. She was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the University of Frankfurt and has been a member of ACS since 1977.

In addition to Giordan, ACS has many subject matter experts in an array of chemistry fields. ACS staff will work with reporters to identify appropriate experts as needed to comment on Oct. 4.

In preparation for the chemistry Nobel Prize announcement, on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, ACS Webinars and Chemical & Engineering News will host a virtual panel, “Who Will Win the #ChemNobel?” A panel of guests will discuss how the chemistry recognized by the prize has changed over time, speculate who will win this year and answer questions about Nobel-worthy science. Reporters are invited to participate either by registering for the event or contacting ACS newsroom for a link to the live broadcast on Vimeo.


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