Awards and Prizes

2016 Science Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry were announced in early October. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi 'for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy'. The Nobel Prize in Physics was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter'. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa 'for the design and synthesis of molecular machines'.

Three of the Nobel Prize winners, Yoshinori Ohsumi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern U., Evanston, USA; and Bernard L. Feringa of Groningen U., The Netherlands, have published in IUCr Journals (search for their articles at