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Ei-ichi Negishi, Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry at Purdue University, will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry today in Stockholm, Sweden.

In speaking of the award, Negishi displayed the optimism found among many chemists: “We believe as chemists that we can sort in a satisfactory way many of the problems that we face today — food issues, energy issues and global warming issues — in chemical, if I may say so, (a) predominantly organic chemical way.”

Congrats and good luck to Ei-ichi Negishi!

2009 Prize:

Source: Indy Star