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09 October 2013
Responding to news that Martin Karplus, a Royal Society Foreign Member, Michael Levitt, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Arieh Warshel have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Martyn Poliakoff, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society, said:
“Congratulations to Martin Karplus, a Royal Society Foreign Member, Michael Levitt, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Arieh Warshel on their Nobel Prize. This is important recognition for a major advance in theoretical chemistry. Their novel approach combined both classical and quantum physics and now enables us to understand how very large molecules react. This prize highlights the increasing role that theoretical and computational chemistry are playing in this area of science.”
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