Nobel Prize 2012

This year’s nobel prize for chemistry has just been announced. The Nobel prize is an award for a piece of research or work over a period of time which has changed the way scientists think about their subject.

Last year’s prize looked at Quasi Crystals which were discovered on 8th April 1982 it was a discovery which was so radical that the discoverer, Daniel Shechtman, was isolated by his colleagues for years as a fool before finally being accepted as truth.

Your task is to write an article introducing this years Nobel prize winner, looking at who they are and what they discovered. You should try and explain the discovery in as simple language as possible! (Good luck!)

Here is a quick video from the periodic table of videos explaining a little about this year’s discovery…