It was in 1969 that I was able to give up my administrative responsibility. As I worked hard my research never suffered during this period and as a matter of fact these were probably some of my most productive years.
During our stay in London for the first time I was able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists, whose work I knew and admired from the literature. I found them most gracious and helpful.
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|22nd May, 1927
George Andrew Olah was born in Budapest, Hungary. He is a Hungarian-American chemist. His research involves the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. For this research, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994. He has also been awarded the Priestley Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Chemical Society. He was educated at Budapest University of Technology and Economics but left his homeland after the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. As of April 2016, he is a distinguished professor at the University of Southern California and the director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. He has written several books include: Carbonium ions, Halonium ions, Superacid Chemistry, Nitration, Hydrocarbon chemistry, and A Life Of Magic Chemistry.
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