Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023
Updated: Oct 10
The Chemistry Nobel Prize acknowledges the pioneering work of Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov (pictured left to right) in the discovery and advancement of quantum dots, tiny nanoparticles with properties dictated by their size. These quantum dots have permeated technology, appearing in computer monitors, television screens, and aiding biochemists and surgeons in tissue mapping and tumor removal. By unlocking the potential of nanotechnology, the laureates have harnessed quantum phenomena at the nano-level, fundamentally altering how we understand and utilize the properties of elements, marking a transformative milestone in technological innovation.