Explaining the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir. J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and development of molecular machines. Such molecular machines naturally exist in our bodies in the form of DNA or ribosomes etc. but these scientists have proved that it is actually possible to create these machines. They share the Nobel Prize for the collective efforts in creating and synthesizing these wonderfully small mechanical objects like mechanically interlocked molecules, molecular motors, molecular ring and a molecular axle, and a minuscule computer chip.
Khwarizmi Science Society's team lead by Ahmad Waqas Zubairi met with Dr. Shoaib Ahmed to learn more about why all this matters.
Here is the full length interview:
Dr. Shoaib Ahmed is an associate at the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad. He has served at the Government College University, Lahore as a professor from 2010 to 2012. He has worked at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission from 1987 to 2010. He has established six working and functional laboratories all over the world and has contributed to the world of physics by designining and fabricating nanotechnology labs at different universities.
Mr. Ahmed Waqas Zubairi is a teaching and research associate at Institute of Space and Technology, Islamabad. He has done B.Sc(Hons) in Physics from University of the Punjab, with specialization in Atmospheric Physics. His research interest includes Satellite Communication and Geo Physics.
Haseeb is a space science student at the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad. He is 21 years old and comes from Chakwal. Haseeb is a fanatic of cars and electronic games.
Ibrahim is doing BS Space Science from Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad. He is 22 years old and comes from Bannu and Peshawar. Ibrahim is an avid enthusiast of photography and videography.