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Roald Hoffmann

Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell University. Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 1981, he is the only person ever to have received the American Chemical Society's highest awards in three different specific subfields of chemistry — the A. C. Cope Award in Organic Chemistry, the Award in Inorganic Chemistry, and the Pimentel Award in Chemical Education. He is also the recipient of other highest awards including the National Medal of Science, the Dickinson College Award in memory of Joseph Priestley, the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Chemical Sciences, the Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society (its highest honor), the first (and last) Gold Medal in honor of N.N. Semenov, awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Prof. Hoffmann is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences of USA, the council of the NAS, the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Royal Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,, the Societas Scientarum Fennica, and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Prof. Hoffmann received more than 30 honorary Doctor of Science degrees from such prestigious universities in the world as Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, Yale University, Columbia University, Ben Gurion University of Israel, University of St. Petersburg of Russia, University of Barcelona, Northwestern University, The Technion of Israel and Brandeis University, He is one of the 15 most influential chemists in the world with a h-index of 116. He has 620+ publications in such top journals as Nature, Science, JACS, Angew. Chem., Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B and Acc. Chem. Res. He has authored several books in chemistry and science education. Group page: