The Stuyvesant Parents' Association presents a rare opportunity for the Stuyvesant community:
Stuyvesant H.S., 1955
Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 1981
A little chemistry, and more about what I learned from Stuyvesant and 45 years at Cornell."
March 12, 2011
Dr. Hoffmann has received pages of honors besides the Nobel Prize, including being the only person ever to have received the American Chemical Society's 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, as well as two other ACS awards.
"Applied theoretical chemistry" is the way Dr. Hoffmann likes to characterize the particular blend of computations stimulated by experiment and the construction of generalized models, of frameworks for understanding, that is his contribution to chemistry.
Besides being an internationally-honored scientist, Dr. Hoffmann is an accomplished poet and playwright whose works have been translated and performed in many countries. Other than his major scientific research, his hundreds of publications include works that explore the mysterious confluences of science and art, and how science permeates daily life.