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Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa

Professor Ben Feringa has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the development of molecular machines.

The professor of Organic Chemistry is regarded as one of the best scientists of our time, both within the Netherlands and worldwide. His research performance is exceptional. This is mainly due to the many breakthroughs he has achieved in various fields of chemistry. He is generally regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists. His 1999 discovery of the molecular motor -a light-driven rotary molecular motor- is widely recognized as a spectacular scientific breakthrough.


Short summary of Feringa's Nobel lecture, held on 8 December 2016 in Stockholm


Explanimation about how Ben Feringa won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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