For this blog post, the article I have chosen to focus on is “John Goodenough: World’s oldest Nobel Prize winner dies at 100”. The passing of John Goodenough on Wednesday, July 15th has left the entire world in mourning.

John Goodenough was not only the oldest Nobel Prize winner, but he was also a pioneer in the field of battery technology. In 1980, he was part of a team that invented the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a technology that has since been used in countless devices, from mobile phones and laptops to electric vehicles.

Goodenough’s work was revolutionary in that it allowed for the development of powerful, efficient and cost-effective batteries. It has been credited with helping to create the modern digital world.

Goodenough was a highly respected scientist and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 for his work on the lithium-ion battery. He was also honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2008 and the Charles Stark Draper Prize in 2011.

Goodenough was an inspiration to many and his legacy will live on for generations to come. He was a true innovator who helped to shape the way we use technology today. His passing is a real loss for the scientific community and the world as a whole.