Roald Hoffmann


Born July 18, 1937 in Zloczow, Poland.

Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, USA.

American Chemical Society Awards: Pure Chemistry, Arthur C. Cope Award in Organic Chemistry, Nichols Medal, Pauling Award, Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Priestley Medal. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1981 (with K. Fukui). National Medal of Science. Semenow Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Author of:

The Conservation of Orbital Symmetry (with R.B. Woodward); Solids and Surfaces; Chemistry Imagined (with Vivian Torrence); The Same and Not the Same; Old Wine, New Flasks (with Shira Leibowitz Schmidt); Oxygen (a play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann); The Metamict State; Gaps and Verges; Memory Effects.

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