Israeli scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded on Wednesday the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman of the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Shechtman discovered quasicrystals, which have non-repeating patterns the committee described as "fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms."
Daniel Shechtman was born 1941 in Tel Aviv, and earned his Ph.D. at the Technion in 1972.  He will receive the prize of 10 million Swedish Kroner, equivalent to $1.46 million.