By George A. Olah
How did a tender guy who grew up in Hungary among the 2 global Wars cross from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of worldwide warfare II within the Budapest Opera condominium to profitable the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a extraordinary trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, after all. An leading edge scientist, George Olah is really distinct, whose awesome study into super robust acids and their new chemistry yielded what's now generally known as superacidic "magic acid chemistry."
A lifetime of Magic Chemistry is an intimate examine the numerous trips that George Olah has traveled-from his early study and educating in Hungary, to his circulation to North the USA the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he persevered his research of the elusive cations of carbon, to his go back to academia in Cleveland, and, ultimately, his circulate to la, the place he equipped the Loker Hydrocarbon learn Institute to discover new options to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing usual oil and fuel assets and to mitigate worldwide warming by means of recycling carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels and items. Professor Olah invitations the reader to benefit from the tale of his outstanding path-marked through exertions, mind's eye, and endless quests for discovery-which finally resulted in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his learn and instructing with a different own writing sort really makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an interesting learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating lifestyles and pursuit for brand spanking new chemistry but additionally displays at the broader that means of technological know-how in our perpetual look for knowing and knowledge.
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