Goodenough, joint-winner of Chemistry Nobel, becomes oldest laureate at 97

97 वर्ष की आयु में संयुक्त रूप से केमिस्ट्री नोबेल जीतकर सबसे उम्रदराज़ विजेता बने गुडइनफ

Points to Remember:

  • The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
  • With this, German-born American scientist John B Goodenough became the oldest Nobel laureate at the age of 97.
  • The previous record-holder was Arthur Ashkin, who won Physics Nobel in 2018 at 96.

First-ever Chemistry Nobel was awarded to Jacobus H van ‘t Hoff:

  • Dutch physical chemist Jacobus H van ‘t Hoff won the first-ever Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions.
  • In 1884, van ‘t Hoff had entered the ‘field of physical chemistry’ for the first time in his book titled Études de Dynamique chimique (Studies in dynamic chemistry).

About Nobel Prize:

  • Awarded for: Outstanding contributions for humanity in chemistry, literature, peace, physics, physiology or medicine, and economic sciences
  • Country : Sweden (all prizes except the Peace Prize), Norway (Peace Prize only)
  • Presented by: Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute (Physiology or Medicine), Norwegian Nobel Committee (Peace), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Chemistry, Economic Sciences, Physics), Swedish Academy (Literature)
  • Reward(s): Prize money of 9 million SEK, approx. US$986,000 (2018);a medal;and a diploma
  • First awarded: 1901
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has become the oldest person to ever win a Nobel Prize at the age of 97? John B Goodenough
  2. Who won the first-ever Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions? Jacobus H van ‘t Hoff
  3. Name the three scientists, who have been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
  4. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of____. lithium-ion batteries

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