Three Jewish scientists jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy announced on Wednesday, a day after it awarded the physics prize to two professors, one of whom is a Holocaust survivor.
The chemistry prize went to Arieh Warshel, an Israeli who teaches at the Universitiy of Southern California; Martin Karplus of the Universite de Strasbourg and Harvard and South-African born Michael Levitt, who teaches at Stanford.
They won the prize for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems, according to a statement by the Royal Swedish Academy.
Jewish Americans James Rothman of Yale and Randy Schekman of the University of California at Berkeley are sharing the prize for medicine with a German researcher.
JTA contributed to this report.