The Stuyvesant Parents' Association presents a rare opportunity for the Stuyvesant community:
Dr. Roald Hoffmann
Stuyvesant H.S., 1955
Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 1981
Please click HERE to read the Bulletin article on Dr. Roald Hoffmann's return to Stuyvesant High School
A little chemistry, and more about what I learned from Stuyvesant and 45 years at Cornell."
March 12, 2011
(Light refreshments at 4:30pm)
Murray Kahn Theatre at Stuyvesant High School
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Proceeds to be used for Research at Stuy
Roald Hoffmann was born in Zloczow, Poland, in 1937. Dr. Hoffmann survived the Nazi occupation and several years of post-war wandering in Europe before arriving in 1949 in the U.S. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University (BA), and Harvard University (PhD). Dr. Hoffmann stayed on at Harvard University from 1962-1965 as a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows. Since 1965, he has been at Cornell University, where he is now the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus.
About Dr. Hoffmann:
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.