Hungarian-American Nobel Laureate Olah Dies

  • 10 Mar 2017 6:00 AM
Hungarian-American Nobel Laureate Olah Dies
Hungarian-born American Nobel laureate chemist George Olah has died, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences said. Olah, who died in Beverly Hills at the age of 89, received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his contribution to carbocation chemistry”, the academy said.

He was one of the founders of plastic industry and research in Hungary before emigrating after the 1956 revolution.

He lived in Canada and the USA where he lectured at the University of South California. Olah was awarded a Széchenyi Grand Prize in Hungary in 2011.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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