Roald Hoffmann (born July 18, 1937) is a Polish-born American theoretical chemist of Jewish descent. He won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He currently teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
|Born||July 18, 1937|
|Alma mater||Stuyvesant High School |
|Known for||reaction mechanisms|
|Awards||1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
|Doctoral advisor||William N. Lipscomb, Jr.|
Hoffmann survived The Holocaust and moved to the United States in 1949.