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The Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the selection of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry.

obverse of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The medal represents Nature in the form a goddess representing Isis emerging from the clouds and holding in her arms a cornucopia. The veil which covers her cold and austere face is held up by the Genius of Science. The inscription reads: Inventas vitam juvat excoluisse per artes, which translates to "inventions enhance life which is beautified through art." The medal was designed by Erik Lindberg, and is the same as that given to winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics.

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1901 Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
1902 Emil Fischer
1903 Svante Arrhenius
1904 Sir William Ramsay
1905 Adolf von Baeyer
1906 Henri Moissan
1907 Eduard Buchner
1908 Ernest Rutherford
1909 Wilhelm Ostwald
1910 Otto Wallach

1911 Marie Curie
1912 Victor Grignard, Paul Sabatier
1913 Alfred Werner
1914 Theodore W. Richards
1915 Richard Willstätter
1916-1917 no award given
1918 Fritz Haber
1919 no award given
1920 Walter Nernst

1921 Frederick Soddy
1922 Francis W. Aston
1923 Fritz Pregl
1924
no award given
1925 Richard Zsigmondy
1926 The Svedberg
1927 Heinrich Wieland
1928 Adolf Windaus
1929 Arthur Harden, Hans von Euler-Chelpin
1930 Hans Fischer

1931 Carl Bosch, Friedrich Bergius
1932 Irving Langmuir
1933 no award given
1934 Harold C. Urey
1935 Frédéric Joliot, Irène Joliot-Curie
1936 Peter Debye
1937 Norman Haworth, Paul Karrer
1938 Richard Kuhn
1939 Adolf Butenandt, Leopold Ruzicka
1940-1942 no award given

1943 George de Hevesy
1944
Otto Hahn
1945 Artturi Virtanen
1946 James B. Sumner, John H. Northrop, Wendell M. Stanley
1947 Sir Robert Robinson
1948 Arne Tiselius
1949 William F. Giauque
1950 Otto Diels, Kurt Alder

1951 Edwin M. McMillan, Glenn T. Seaborg
1952 Archer J.P. Martin, Richard L.M. Synge
1953 Hermann Staudinger
1954 Linus Pauling
1955 Vincent du Vigneaud
1956
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, Nikolay Semenov
1957 Lord Todd
1958 Frederick Sanger
1959 Jaroslav Heyrovsky
1960 Willard F. Libby

1961 Melvin Calvin
1962 Max F. Perutz, John C. Kendrew
1963 Karl Ziegler, Giulio Natta
1964 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
1965 Robert B. Woodward
1966 Robert S. Mulliken
1967
Manfred Eigen, Ronald G.W. Norrish, George Porter
1968 Lars Onsager
1969 Derek Barton, Odd Hassel
1970 Luis Leloir

1971 Gerhard Herzberg
1972 Christian Anfinsen, Stanford Moore, William H. Stein
1973 Ernst Otto Fischer, Geoffrey Wilkinson
1974 Paul J. Flory
1975 John Cornforth, Vladimir Prelog
1976 William Lipscomb
1977 Ilya Prigogine
1978 Peter Mitchell
1979 Herbert C. Brown, Georg Wittig
1980 Paul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger

1981 Kenichi Fukui, Roald Hoffmann
1982
Aaron Klug
1983
Henry Taube
1984
Bruce Merrifield
1985
Herbert A. Hauptman, Jerome Karle
1986
Dudley R. Herschbach, Yuan T. Lee, John C. Polanyi
1987
Donald J. Cram, Jean-Marie Lehn, Charles J. Pedersen
1988
Johann Deisenhofer, Robert Huber, Harmut Michel
1989
Sidney Altman, Thomas R. Cech
1990
Elias James Corey

1991 Richard R. Ernst
1992
Rudolph A. Marcus
1993
Kary B. Mullis, Michael Smith
1994
George A. Olah
1995
Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, F. Sherwood Rowland
1996
Robert F. Curl Jr., Sir Harold Kroto, Richard E. Smalley
1997
Paul D. Boyer, John E. Walker, Jens C. Skou
1998
Walter Kohn, John Pople
1999
Ahmed Zewail
2000
Alan Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid, Hideki Shirakawa

2001
2002
John B. Fenn, Koichi Tanaka, Kurt Wüthrich
2003
Peter Agre, Roderick MacKinnon
2004
Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko, Irwin Rose
2005
Yves Chauvin, Robert H. Grubbs, Richard R. Schrock
2006
Roger D. Kornberg
2007
Gerhard Ertl
2008 Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, Roger Y. Tsien
2009 Venkratraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, Ada E. Yonath
2010
Richard Friteck, Ei-Ichi Negishi, Akira Suzuki

2011 Daniel Schechtman
2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz, Brian K. Koblika
2013
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, Arieh Warshel
2014
Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell, William E.Moerner
2015 Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar
2016
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Bernard L. Feringa

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