Prof. Dr. Benjamin List wins the Nobel Prize!

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Historical Archive of the MPI donates valuable Bergius collection to Evonik Industries

A film documents the handover of the Nobel Prize certificate by Ferdi Schüth to Head of Research Andreas Fischer and gives further information about the Nobel Laureate Bergius.
The valuable certificate of this award lay well stored for a long time in the Historical Archive of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung together with several other documents of Friedrich Bergius.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Benjamin List

October 06, 2021
The Nobel Prize Committee announced today that Prof. Dr. Benjamin List will receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year. The MPI für Kohlenforschung congratulates him wholeheartedly on this extraordinary award. All colleagues are proud that after Karl Ziegler a second "coal scientist" has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates. With the so-called "organocatalysis", Ben List has discovered a new way of accelerating chemical reactions and thus making them more energy and resource efficient. Organocatalysis is now used in numerous laboratories around the world in academic and industrial research and is used for a wide range of syntheses. 
Congratulations, Ben!

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Chemistry Nobel Prize for Benjamin List

October 07, 2021

Benjamin List, director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, will receive the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with David W. C. MacMillan from Princeton University for their work on asymmetric organocatalysis. The two researchers ...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Benjamin List

October 06, 2021

The MPI für Kohlenforschung congratulates him wholeheartedly.

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