Controversy surrounding the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature spurs a long-standing debate about the meaning of authorship and literature with new urgency.
Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future.
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M. Stanley Whittingham was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries – used to power mobile phones, laptops and electric cars.
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Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough and Akira Yoshino created a safe, light, rechargeable battery that has revolutionised society and is probably powering the device you’re reading this on right now.
M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino made the batteries in our pockets possible.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics went to a cosmologist who helped unlock the secrets of the Big Bang’s aftermath, and two astronomers who found a “hot Jupiter” orbiting a nearby star.
Scientists who discovered planets in far off stellar systems and the fundamentals of the Big Bang Theory have earned the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Princeton cosmologist helped pioneer our current model of the universe and began a whole new branch of physics.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded crucial advances in these small, powerful, easy to charge batteries.