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Hideki Shirakawa met the press at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Thursday and shared his thoughts about the Nobel Prize in chemistry he will receive together with two American scientists Sunday.

Shirakawa, 64, professor emeritus of Tsukuba University, has been named recipient of the Nobel Prize together with Alan Heeger, 64, and Alan MacDiarmid, 73, for their work on conductive polymers — plastics that are able to conduct electricity.

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