Sadly we didn’t win a Nobel Prize this year (fingers crossed for next year), but Heck, Negishi and Suzuki did, for “palladium-catalysed cross-couplings in organic synthesis”. And we got to make animations showing off the Heck and Suzuki reactions for TV. Which was some consolation to our bruised egos.
Both reactions use a palladium catalyst and halogen ligands to fuse together specific organic structures. More info from NobelPrize.org.