Hungarian-American Nobel laureate George Oláh dies

Hungarian-American Nobel laureate George Oláh dies

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Hungarian-born American Nobel laureate chemist George Andrew Oláh has died, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences said.

Oláh, who died in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 89, received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his contribution to carbocation chemistry”, the academy said. He was one of the founders of plastic industry and research in Hungary before emigrating after the 1956 revolution. He lived in Canada and the USA where he lectured at the University of South California.

Oláh was awarded a Széchenyi Grand Prize in Hungary in 2011.

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