Chemists have changed the way that science looks at the world. By breaking substances down to the atomic level, chemists have greatly expanded our knowledge of the world. Click here to find articles about the greatest chemists in history.
Libby, Willard Frank (1908-1980), a United States chemist. He received the 1960 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing, in 1947, the radiocarbon method of determining the age of objects thousands of years old. See more »
Lipscomb, William Nunn, Jr. (1919-), an American inorganic chemist, received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his studies on the structure and bonding mechanisms of boranes, complex compounds of boron and hydrogen. See more »
Knowles, William Standish (1917-) won the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry along with Ryoji Noyori of Japan “for their work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions.” They shared the award with American K. See more »