Richard Schrock

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Birthday
4, 1945
Birthplace
Indiana
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Indiana

About

American chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005 for his research into the olefin metathesis reaction used in organic chemistry. He became a full professor at MIT in 1980.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1971 after attaining his BA in 1967 from the University of California, Riverside.

Trivia

Schrock carbenes, which are nucleophilic complexes, are named after him.

Family Life

He has two children with his wife Nancy Carlson, who he married in 1971.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005, three years before Martin Chalfie did.