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Roald Hoffmann

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Roald Hoffmann
Roald Hoffmann
Born July 18, 1937
Złoczów, Poland (now Ukraine)
Citizenship United States
Nationality American
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater Stuyvesant High School
Columbia University
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor William N. Lipscomb, Jr.
Known for reaction mechanisms
Notable awards 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Roald Hoffmann (born July 18, 1937)[1] is a Polish-born American theoretical chemist of Jewish descent.[2] He won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He currently teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

He was born in Zloczov, Poland (now Ukraine)[3]

Hoffmann survived The Holocaust and moved to the United States in 1949.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hoffmann's birth name was Roald Safran. Hoffmann is the surname adopted by his stepfather in the years after World War II
  2. http://science.howstuffworks.com
  3. "Roald Hoffmann - Facts". Nobelprize.org.