William S. Knowles
- Year and place of birth : 1917 at Taunton MA
- County : USA
Nobel Prize in 2001 in the field of chemistry
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 was divided, one half jointly to William S. Knowles and Ryoji Noyori for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions and the other half to K. Barry Sharpless for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions.