Scottish scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering work in molecular machines
A Scots scientist working in the US is to share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, it was announced yesterday.
Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 74, from Northwestern University in Illinois, was named joint winner of the award for pioneering molecular machines.
The devices are 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
The other joint winners were Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage of Strasbourg University, France, and Professor Bernard Feringa, of Groningen University, in the Netherlands.
Each scientist will share the £733,000 prize money.
James got his PhD at Edinburgh University.
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