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By George A. Olah

The interesting autobiographical reflections of Nobel Prize winner George 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 global battle II within the Budapest Opera residence 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 exceptional, whose remarkable learn 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 examine and educating in Hungary, to his flow to North the US 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, eventually, his flow to la, the place he equipped the Loker Hydrocarbon study Institute to discover new recommendations 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 amazing path-marked by means of exertions, mind's eye, and endless quests for discovery-which ultimately ended in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his study and educating with a different own writing sort really makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an attractive learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating existence and pursuit for brand spanking new chemistry but additionally displays at the broader which means of technological know-how in our perpetual look for realizing and knowledge.

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