Jean-Marie Lehn shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Donald Cram and Charles Pederson for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity. He is more commonly known as the father of supramolecular chemistry. In the lecture that preceded this interview, he tried to explain the importance of supramolecular chemistry. “Chemistry is a bridge between Physics and Biology. It tries to explain how complexity arose from particulate matter”, he said with conviction.
Interview with Jean-Marie Lehn: Chemistry is trying to answer the biggest questions – Nature Lindau, 15 July 2010