Explaining the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir. J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and development of molecular machines. Such molecular machines naturally exist in our bodies in the form of DNA or ribosomes etc. but these scientists have proved that it is actually possible to create these machines. They share the Nobel Prize for the collective efforts in creating and synthesizing these wonderfully small mechanical objects like mechanically interlocked molecules, molecular motors, molecular ring, and a molecular axle, and a minuscule computer chip. 

Khwarizmi Science Society’s team lead by Ahmad Waqas Zubairi met with Dr. Shoaib Ahmed to learn more about why all these matters.

Here is the full-length interview:

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016