- 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: OlÃ¡h GyÃ¶rgy
Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
George Andrew Olah quotes :
I grew up between the two world wars and received a rather solid general education, the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country whose educational system had its roots dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.George Andrew Olah