Nobel for trio for taking chemistry to cyberspace
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Three scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for devising computer models to simulate chemical processes, providing a revolutionary tool for drug designers and engineers.
Martin Karplus, a US-Austrian citizen, Michael Levitt, a US-British citizen, and Arieh Warshel of the US and Israel, were honoured "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems", the Nobel jury said.
The three were being honoured for "taking the experiment to cyberspace", it added.
Chemists all over the world simulate complex experiments on their computers thanks to work by the three that dates back to the 1970s, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement.