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Short interviews - Le macchine molecolari illustrate da tre premi Nobel per la Chimica / The molecular machines illustrated by three Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.


Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum. The three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2016 – Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Bernard L. Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage – illustrate the molecular machines, protagonists of the homonymous volume by Alberto Credi and Vincenzo Balzani, Le macchine molecolari, (Molecular Machines) published by 1088press.

A triple interview and a mini round table focus on the potential uses of these extraordinary nanometric machines. Moreover, they glance at the most authentic meaning of being a Nobel scientist, in direct contact with the society.


The construction of molecular sized machines is an outstanding scientific result and a primary goal of nanotechnology. We are, by now, on the threshold of a new industrial revolution

Alberto Credi is Full Professor of Chemistry at Bologna University, and the director of the Centre for Light Activated Nanostructures (CLAN).
Vincenzo Balzani is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Bologna