I am down for some hot Karplus action. That is who I am rooting for. #chemnobelI'm stunned to find that Professor Karplus won. Congratulations to him, Professors Levitt of Stanford and Professor Warshel of USC for winning the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Here is the initial NPR report on the computational chemistry Nobel Prize; listen as host Steve Inskeep and science report Richard Harris attempt to explain this work. (Here's a more detailed story from NPR.) Inskeep is known for his jokey demeanor, so I won't get too bent out of shape about his professions of ignorance; that said, it's hard not to take it as a sign of how far chemists have to go in communicating their science.