Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Development of Multiscale Models for Complex Chemical Systems

International Awards

Prof. Arieh Warshel, Prof. Michael Levitt (together with Prof. Martin Karplus, Harvard University)
University of Southern California, Stanford University

Prof. Warshel and Prof. Levitt took the chemistry of life from the laboratory to cyberspace, focusing on the structure and action of proteins and enzymes. They worked together in Israel to develop theoretical methods and computer programs, doing their earliest calculations on the Golem B computer home-built at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This pioneering work grew to become an entire field. They were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Prof. Karplus.