The Nobel Legacy

The road to Stockholm

“The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Prof. Dan Shechtman at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, for the discovery of quasicrystals.”
Prof. Staffan Normark
Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 5 October 2011
19’82 ’82-’84 ’84 ’87 ’88
Dan Shechtman discovers quasicrystals Shechtman ridiculed;
paper rejected for publication
Shechtman’s discovery appears in Physical Review Letters International Union of Crystallography congress - Shechtman finally recognized American Physical Society International Award for New Materials
’90 ’91 ’96 ’98 ’99
Rothschild Prize in Engineering International Union of Crystallography amends definition of ‘crystal’ Member of Israel Academy of Sciences Israel Prize in Physics Wolf Prize in Physics
20’00 ’02 ’08 ’11
Member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Gregori Aminoff Prize
EMET Prize for Science, Art and Culture European Materials Research Society 25th Anniversary Award Technion International Symposium honors Dan Shechtman on his 70th Birthday Nobel Prize in
Chemistry

Saturday 10 December: Distinguished Prof. Dan Shechtman will receive his Nobel Prize in Chemistry from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, on Saturday 10 December. The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is broadcast live from the Stockholm Concert Hall, at 4:30 p.m. CET.