Join “Countdown to the Chemistry Nobel!” Google Hangout #chemnobel – UPDATED

Who’s going to take home the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Will chemistry’s most coveted honor go to (GASP!) a biologist?

Is there any point to all this pre-Nobel speculation? Maybe not, but there’s no denying chemists enjoy taking part in the conversation.

That’s why we hope readers will tune in to C&EN’s first Google Hangout, “Countdown to the Chemistry Nobel!this Thursday, October 3, at 3PM Eastern US time. For those new to Google Hangouts, they are video chats broadcast live on the web. You can watch from Google Plus or YouTube. After the chat is finished it is archived on YouTube for anyone to view.

Join the Hangout here.

Carmen Drahl and Lauren Wolf will speak with Neil Withers and Paul Bracher about the runup to this year’s prize, which will be announced Wednesday, October 9. What predictions are out there already and how reliable are they? Why did so few people predict that Dan Shechtman would win the Nobel Prize for quasicrystals? Watch for a discussion about these and other questions.

Follow the conversation, and ask questions to the speakers on Twitter using the hashtag #chemnobel.

UPDATE 10/2: I’m excited to announce another guest has joined the hangout: Simon Frantz.

Simonfrantz11Simon Frantz is Editor of BBC Future, and a former senior editor of Nobelprize.org. Follow him on Twitter @simon_frantz
NeilWithersNeil Withers is Features Editor for Chemistry World magazine. Follow him on Twitter @neilwithers
pjb_defense_200Paul Bracher blogs at Chembark, and is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at St. Louis University. Follow him on Twitter @Chembark
Carmen DrahlCarmen Drahl is a senior editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Follow her on Twitter @carmendrahl
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Lauren Wolf is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkwolf

Author: Carmen Drahl

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