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By George A. Olah, Thomas Mathew

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The autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner, this booklet tells us approximately George Olah's attention-grabbing learn into super robust superacids and the way it yielded the typical time period "magic acids." Olah publications us via his lengthy and noteworthy trip, from Budapest to Cleveland to la, with a stopover in Stockholm. This up to date autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner George A. Olah:

  • Chronicles the prestigious occupation of a chemist whose paintings in a extensive diversity of chemistry parts, and such a lot significantly that during methane chemistry, ended in applied sciences that impression the processing and application of other fuels
  • Is in keeping with Olah's paintings on tremendous robust superacids and the way they yielded the typical time period, "magic acids"
  • Details occasions because the e-book of the 1st version in 2000
  • Inspires readers with information on Dr. Olah's winning fresh examine on methanol, meant to aid offer an answer to "the oil problem"

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The autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner, this publication tells us approximately George Olah's attention-grabbing study into tremendous robust superacids and the way it yielded the typical time period "magic acids. " Olah courses us via his lengthy and memorable trip, from Budapest to Cleveland to l. a., with a stopover in Stockholm.

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Attended the same few schools, where much emphasis was put on mathematics and physics. Winning the national competition in these topics for high school boys (the schools were still gender segregated and not much was ever said about the intellectual achievement of Hungarian girls, who clearly were at least as talented) was considered a predictor of outstanding future careers (Neuman, Teller). I did not attend any of these schools, and there was, furthermore, no national competition in chemistry.

It is a beautiful chain bridge, and it still stands, after having been rebuilt following its destruction, together with all other bridges, at the end of World War II. I was born in my parents’ apartment in the Pest part of the city off the famous Andrassy Avenue and across from the Opera House. The apartment building at 15 Hajos Street was (and still is) an impressive ´ Ybl, a noted architect who designed the building, designed by Miklos Opera House and other major public buildings. Many members of the Opera Company, from conductors to musicians to singers, were ´ Rozsa, ´ tenants in the same building.

But even among the late Arabian alchemists, it was doubted whether the resources of the art were adequate to the task. In the West, Vincent of Beauvais already remarked that success had not been achieved in making artificial metals identical with the natural ones. Roger Bacon, however, still claimed that with a certain amount of the “philosopher’s stone” he could transmute a million times as much base metal into gold. In the earlier part of the sixteenth century, Paracelsus gave a new direction to alchemy by declaring that its true object was not the making of gold but the preparation of medicines.

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