M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino made the batteries in our pockets possible.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded crucial advances in these small, powerful, easy to charge batteries.
Dorothy Hodgkin's work on X-ray crystallography made it possible to understand how penicillin, insulin and many other molecules work.
Nature doesn't always make the things we need so three Nobel Prize winners figured out how to fast-track evolution in the lab to create medicines, biofuels and industrial chemicals for modern life.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three scientists who revolutionized biochemistry by inventing a technology that can image the molecules of life without destroying them.