Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – live!

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution

Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers

Here are the official citations for this year’s winners:

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”. Through their work, they have created the right conditions for a wireless and fossil fuel-free society, and so brought the greatest benefit to humankind.

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I’ve just been told that John Goodenough is not in Texas, as I suggested earlier, but is actually in London to have dinner at the Royal Society this evening. He’s there to receive to Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize. Perfect place for a Nobel night out!

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