"Stockholm, Oct. 5 (AP): France's Yves Chauvin and Americans Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock won the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday, for their discoveries that let industry produce drugs and plastics more efficiently and with less hazardous waste.Now we feel the pain of Edgar Escultura when the Physics Prize was announced on Tuesday. The Peace Prize is to be announced on Friday, and we are anxious to see President Reagan finally get the recognition he deserves for bringing down the Communist Evil Empire that had enslaved millions and held the West Hostage for 50 years. Unfortunately, our chances of getting the Chemistry Prize are probably considerably better.
The trio won the award for their development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis _ a way to rearrange groups of atoms within molecules that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences likened to a dance in which couples change partners.
The process is used daily in the chemical, biotechnology and food industries to make stronger plastics, better drugs and improved food preservatives."
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Well, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been announced. Once again, inexplicably, the committee has ignored our stellar contributions in this field: