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Professor Stanley Whittingham, who lived in Thurlby near Bourne and attended Stamford School, wins the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry

A former Thurlby resident who was one of the brains behind the lithium-ion battery has won a prestigious award.

Professor Stanley Whittingham, 77, who attended Stamford School, shared the 2019 Nobel prize for chemistry with two other scientists who were also developed the battery.

Whittingham, who has been a professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University in the USA since 1988, said: “Stamford was a great place for me.

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