|Born||July 18, 1937|
Złoczów, Poland (now Ukraine)
|Alma mater||Stuyvesant High School |
|Known for||reaction mechanisms|
|Awards||1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
|Doctoral advisor||William N. Lipscomb, Jr.|
Roald Hoffmann (born July 18, 1937) is a Polish-born American theoretical chemist of Jewish descent. He won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He currently teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Hoffmann survived The Holocaust and moved to the United States in 1949.
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