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Chemistry Nobel prize

The Nobel prize in chemistry this year was awarded to 3 theoreticians (namely Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel) for their contribution to the development of multi-scale modeling.

After the discussion in the past years of the chemistry prize becoming a biology prize it sounds perfect! It is, in the same time both clearly chemistry in nature and interdisciplinary.

In that regard the personality of Martin Karplus should be mentioned [I am probably biased there as an ex-member of his lab]. He has worked during these years ate the interface between chemistry, physics and biology (http://tinyurl.com/kjurlpa). And obviously at the interface between modeling and experiments.

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