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|Born||July 18, 1937|
Złoczów, Poland (now Ukraine)
|Alma mater||Stuyvesant High School |
|Doctoral advisor||William N. Lipscomb, Jr.|
|Known for||reaction mechanisms|
|Notable awards||1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
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.
- Hoffmann's birth name was Roald Safran. Hoffmann is the surname adopted by his stepfather in the years after World War II
- "Famous Scientists". July 1, 2010. https://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/famous-scientists.
- "Roald Hoffmann – Facts". https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1981/hoffmann-facts.html.