Elias James Corey

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Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1928 (age 92)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

American organic chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a theory and methodology for organic synthesis in 1990. He spent the majority of his career working as a professor at Harvard University.

Before Fame

He earned both a bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. from MIT.

Trivia

He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1988 and the Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society in 2004.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Claire.

Associated With

He won the National Medal of Science in 1988, the same year that Milton Friedman did.