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2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  1. Oct 5, 2005 #1


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    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2005 jointly to

    Yves Chauvin
    Institut Français du Pétrole, Rueil-Malmaison, France,

    Robert H. Grubbs
    California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA and

    Richard R. Schrock
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

    "for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis".

    See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olefin_metathesis
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  3. Oct 5, 2005 #2
    I received an email from CalTech about this earlier today. It's pretty interesting.
  4. Oct 8, 2005 #3
    YEAH! Way to go France!
  5. Oct 11, 2005 #4
    I once had lunch with Bob Grubbs.

    He's a pretty cool guy.
  6. Oct 11, 2005 #5


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    I agree. Grubbs is a heck of a nice guy and really un-pretentious about his work. I saw him at lunch yesterday and he was sitting at a table with three or four grad students from his lab. I thought that was really cool; here this guy just won the biggest award there is for chemistry and he chooses to just be a regular guy. Good for him.
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