The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced today.
Overall, our readers think a male American biochemist will win the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The top fields in the poll are biochemistry (31 %), materials and polymers (15 %), organic chemistry (13 %), medicinal chemistry (8 %), and physical chemistry (7 %). 48 % of the participants think an American Laureate is most likely, followed by Europe with 29 %, and Asia with 21 %. About 16 % of participants think the winner will be a woman. Historically, 8 out of 191 chemistry Laureates have been women (about 4 %).
The most suggested Laureates are Chi-Huey Wong, Omar M. Yaghi, and Omar Farha. Among our readers’ suggestions (see below) are Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier, who have all already been announced as Nobel Laureates this week: Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman received the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19,” and Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier, together with Pierre Agostini, are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.”
Who Will Win the 2023 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.