Dear Children!

Now we are starting a new blog about chemistry Nobel laureates whose contributions for the growth of chemistry have been outstanding. It is a real dream for any scientist to won the prestigious Nobel Prize and it is not so easy to achieve this  just like that. The aim of this blog is to motivate you to aim  big so that you can bring laurels to our great country.

Before knowing about these great chemists, you must know some facts about Alfred Bernhard Nobel who was the founder of Nobel prizes. Nobel was born on 21st  October 1833 and  died on 10th  December 1896. He was an outstanding  Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman and philanthropist.

Nobel invented dynamite in 1867, which is very easy and safe  to handle compared to unstable  nitroglycerin. Dynamite was used extensively in mining and the building of transport networks.  He has donated largest share of his property for establishing a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace, which are today’s prestigious Nobel Prizes, and  were initiated in the year 1901. He has indicated that the interest of the fund has to be distributed in the form of prizes who have contributed   greatest benefit to mankind irrespective of the nation. In 1968, Sveriges Riks Bank (Sweden's central bank) established the Nobel Prize for economics in honor of Nobel, which is 6th Nobel Prize. The prizes for physics and chemistry are being  awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Alfred Nobel's greatness lay in his ability to combine the penetrating mind of the scientist and inventor with the forward-looking dynamism of the industrialist.  He had a great interest in literature and wrote his own poetry and dramatic works. The Nobel Prizes became an extension and a fulfillment of his lifetime interests. Nobel had filed  355 different patents and dynamite was the most famous. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established.

So far, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded 108 times to 175 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2016. Frederick Sanger is the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice, in 1958 and 1980. This means that a total of 174 individuals have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Now this blog introduces you all the Nobel prize winners from 1901 to this year