Quiz: The life of a Nobel laureate in chemistry

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Richard Ernst’s autobiography was published at the start of May. The 87-year-old ETH professor emeritus was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Our quiz will familiarise you with the life of this extraordinary researcher.

In our quiz series, we take you on journeys of discovery through research and teaching at ETH Zurich. This edition is dedicated to an outstanding researcher: Richard Ernst, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry almost 30 years ago. Recently the 86-year-old brought out his autobiography, which was written in collaboration with science journalist Matthias Meili.

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ETH News is giving away five copies of the book. To enter the prize draw, send an email to the editors at news(at)hk.ethz.ch with "Autobiografie Richard Ernst" (available only in German) in the subject line and your address in the body of the email. Entry closes on 16 May 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Our editors will draw the winners at random and notify them in writing. The books will be sent out by post. We will not enter into any correspondence about the contest.

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