By George A. Olah
How did a tender guy who grew up in Hungary among the 2 international Wars pass from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of global warfare II within the Budapest Opera condominium to profitable the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a striking trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, after all. An leading edge scientist, George Olah is really special, whose striking study into super powerful 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 stream to North the USA the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he endured his research 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 learn Institute to discover new options to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing traditional oil and gasoline assets and to mitigate international warming by way of recycling carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels and items. Professor Olah invitations the reader to benefit from the tale of his awesome path-marked via exertions, mind's eye, and unending quests for discovery-which ultimately ended in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his study and instructing with a special own writing kind really makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an enticing learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating existence and pursuit for brand new chemistry but in addition displays at the broader which means of technology in our perpetual look for knowing and knowledge.
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