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The Nobel Prize
On October 7, the time has come again: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced for the 106th time. The first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1901. Since then, 168 scientists have been awarded. The first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacobus H. van’t Hoff for his work on rates of reaction, chemical equilibrium, and osmotic pressure. So far, Frederick Sanger is the only person who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice.
The Nobel Prize is awarded for outstanding achievements benefitting to mankind. Around 3,000 people including previous Nobel Laureates and qualified scientists from a broad range of countries and universities are asked by the Nobel Committee for Chemistry to confidentially nominate candidates. Nominations are kept secret for 50 years. The Nobel Committee screens the nominations and selects about 250–300 preliminary candidates. Among these candidates the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences selects the final candidates and prepares recommendation reports for each of them. Through a majority vote they select the Nobel Laureates. Directly after the vote, they inform the awardees and announce their names. A maximum of three laureates and two different works may be selected per award. The Award ceremony takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 10.
 All Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, nobelprize.org (accessed September 20, 2015).
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