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  • Nobel prize in chemistry

    The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots. In celebration, Nature Portfolio presents a collection of research, review, and opinion pieces on quantum dots.

  • Nobel prize in Physics

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 has been awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter“. In celebration, Nature Portfolio presents a collection of research, review, and opinion pieces on attosecond optics.

  • Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine

    The 2023 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their “discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19”. In celebration, Nature Portfolio presents a collection of research, review, and opinion pieces on mRNA vaccines and drug delivery.

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  • The authors investigate the origins of chirality transfer across length scales, quantitatively demonstrating how chirality propagates from the molecular to liquid crystal level in filamentous virus systems.

    • Eric Grelet
    • Maxime M. C. Tortora
  • The authors demonstrate a programmable topological photonic chip with large-scale integration of silicon photonic nanocircuits and microresonators that can be rapidly reprogrammed to implement diverse multifunctionalities.

    • Tianxiang Dai
    • Anqi Ma
    • Jianwei Wang
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Quantum coherent control of single-photon-emitting defect spins have been reported in hexagonal boron nitride, revealing that spin coherence is mainly governed by coupling to a few proximal nuclei and can be prolonged by decoupling protocols.

    • Hannah L. Stern
    • Carmem M. Gilardoni
    • Mete Atatüre
    ArticleOpen Access
  • The scientific community has become more aware of issues surrounding reproducibility. We should remain cognizant that as we develop better understanding we can revise our knowledge of a problem and scientific findings that are considered valid today might not be in the future.

  • Misalignment-induced moiré patterns and chirality in two-dimensional materials offer vast opportunities for manipulating their properties, but they face challenges in synthesis and structural control.

  • The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry acknowledged work that paved the way to a nanotechnology worthy of the name.

  • M. I. Eremets, V. S. Minkov, A. P. Drozdov and P. P. Kong discuss the substantial progress made in discovering and developing near-room-temperature superconductivity in hydrogen-rich materials. They focus on achieving reproducibility under the challenging experimental conditions of megabar pressures.

    • M. I. Eremets
    • V. S. Minkov
    • P. P. Kong

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