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George Andrew Olah
  • Name: George Andrew Olah
  • Born: 05/22/1927
  • Died: 03/08/2017 (89 years old)
  • Known for: Carbocations via superacids

George Andrew Olah (born Oláh György; May 22, 1927 – March 8, 2017) was a Hungarian and American chemist. His research involved the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. For this research, Olah was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 “for his contribution to carbocation chemistry.” He was also awarded the Priestley Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Chemical Society and F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 1996. According to György Marx he was one of The Martians.

Birth Name: Oláh György

School: Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Alias: Oláh György

Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary

Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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