Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshe have all been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”
The committee said that this year’s prize was about “taking the chemical experiment to cyberspace” as Karplus, Levitt, and Warshel “laid the foundation” for the powerful computer programs that are used to understand and predict chemical processes.
The Nobel Foundation explained the significance of the three laureates’ work, saying that chemists used to have to do their work using “plastic balls and sticks” and that their work essentially changed the way that chemists do their research and conduct experiments.
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.