Cyberspace chemistry earns a Nobel

By Meghan Rosen and Beth Mole

By Science News Staff, 17:28 PM October 11, 2013

Research that used computers to model the activity of chemicals as they react rapidly and in complex ways has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Martin Karplus of Harvard University and the University of Strasbourg, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California learned they had won Oct. 9. A representative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm called each of them to share the exciting news. At a ceremony on Dec. 10, each ma...

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