Roald Hoffmann

Hoffmann

[hof-muhn; for 1, 2 also German hawf-mahn]
noun
1.
E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) (Wilhelm) [ernst tey-aw-dohr ah-mah-dey-oos vil-helm] , 1776–1822, German author, composer, and illustrator.
2.
Josef [joh-zuhf, -suhf] , 1870–1956, Viennese architect and designer, born in Austria-Hungary.
3.
Roald [roh-uhl, -ahl] , born 1937, U.S. chemist, born in Poland: Nobel Prize 1981.
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roald hoffmann

Polish-born American chemist, corecipient, with Fukui Kenichi of Japan, of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1981 for their independent investigations of the mechanisms of chemical reactions.

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