Who's Next? Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 – Final Voting Results

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  • Published: 07 October 2020
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced today.


Overall, our readers think a male American biochemist will win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The top fields in the poll are biochemistry (27 %), organic chemistry (14 %), materials and polymers (13 %), inorganic chemistry (12 %), and medicinal chemistry (10 %). 51 % of the participants think an American Laureate is most likely, followed by Europe with 34 %, and Asia with 11 %. 16.5 % of our readers think a woman is likely to win—a high percentage compared with the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry so far, which have had five female winners out of 184 Laureates (ca. 3 %).


Our readers have made 155 suggestions for possible Laureates, eleven of whom are women (i.e., 7 %). The most suggested Laureates are Omar M. Yaghi, Amgad M. Rabie, and Svante Pääbo.




Who Will Win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?




Suggestions for Laureates


The opinions expressed in this poll are those of our users. They do not necessarily reflect the views of ChemistryViews’s editorial staff and should not be taken as endorsed by the editorial office.



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