The Nobel Committee in Stockholm awarded this year’s prize in chemistry on Wednesday. According to the committee’s press service, the award went to Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland), Joachim Frank (USA) and Richard Henderson (Great Britain).
The prize was awarded "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution", the message at the official website says. The scientists used the cryomicroscope to observe the live molecules and 3D images of proteins in cells.
This year’s Nobel Prize amounts to some 1.1 million U.S. dollars.
Earlier this week, prizes in physics, physiology and medicine were awarded.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced on Friday.