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The Carlsberg Foundation awards Research Prize to Professor of Chemistry Karl Anker Jørgensen

The prize was awarded for his ground-breaking research in organic chemistry.

2017.09.04 | Anne-Mette Siem

Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen is presented with the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2017 by HRH Crown Princess Mary. Photo: Martin Juul

Presentation of the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes 2017. From left: President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Mogens Høgh Jensen, Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind, award winner Mette Birkedal Bruun, HRH Crown Princess Mary, award winner Karl Anker Jørgensen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Carlsberg Foundation Flemming Besenbacher and Secretary General of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Lars Arge. Photo: Martin Juul

On Sunday 3 September, Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry, was presented with one of the two Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes 2017.

He received the prize for his for ground-breaking research in homogeneous catalysis with particular focus on metal-catalysed oxidation reactions and asymmetrical catalysis.

Read the Carlsberg Foundation’s portrait of Karl Anker Jørgensen and see a film about his research.

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