By George A. Olah
How did a tender guy who grew up in Hungary among the 2 global Wars move from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of global conflict II within the Budapest Opera condominium to successful the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a notable trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, in fact. An leading edge scientist, George Olah is actually exceptional, whose outstanding learn 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 examine and instructing in Hungary, to his flow to North the USA the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he persevered his learn of the elusive cations of carbon, to his go back to academia in Cleveland, and, ultimately, his movement to l. a., the place he outfitted the Loker Hydrocarbon examine Institute to discover new suggestions to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing ordinary 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 by way of labor, mind's eye, and endless quests for discovery-which ultimately resulted in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his learn and educating with a distinct own writing type actually makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry a fascinating learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating existence and pursuit for brand spanking new chemistry but in addition displays at the broader that means of technological know-how in our perpetual look for figuring out and knowledge.
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