The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly just a few moments ago. The winners are:
Richard Heck – Univerity of Delaware
Ei’ichi Negishi – Purdue University
Akira Suzuki – Hokaido University
The motivation of the Academy states that the prize was awarded for the palladium catalyst cross coupling.
This is a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds. The finds are used to synthesize new organic compounds.