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MIT professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Moungi Bawendi stands for a photograph at his home, in Cambridge, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
Winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Moungi Bawendi stands for a photograph at his home, in Cambridge, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)

Moungi Bawendi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this week. The MIT chemistry professor shares the award with two other scientists — Louis Brus of Columbia University and Alexei Ekimov of Nanocrystals Technology Inc. — for their work on quantum dots, or tiny particles that can release very bright colored light and are used in electronics and medical imaging.

Bawendi speaks with Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins about his work and the award.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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