Sweden, October 9, 2019:
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”. Through their work, they have created the right conditions for a wireless and fossil fuel-free society, and so brought the greatest benefit to humankind.
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It may be mentioned here that the Nobel Prizes are awarded for science that is deemed to “have conferred the greatest benefit on humankind”. This can be interpreted in a fairly liberal way: sometimes the benefit is pure intellectual enrichment.
The benefits of this year’s chemistry prize are very tangible. They have driven a technological revolution and, according to the Nobel committee, can also be viewed as a green technology. “The importance of this technology for a more sustainable world has increased its relevance in recent times which makes it a more timely award now,” says Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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