Gabor A. Somorjai

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Birthday
4, 1935
Birthplace
Hungary
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
Hungary

About

Leading researcher in surface chemistry and catalysis who won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry in 1998 and the National Medal of Science in 2002.

Before Fame

He studied chemical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1956.

Trivia

He has also worked as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Family Life

He was born to Jewish parents and was saved from the Nazis when his mother obtained Swedish passports from a friend in 1944.

Associated With

He was awarded the Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry in 1998 along with Gerhad Ertl.