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Title: A Conversation with Roald Hoffmann
Authors: Hoffmann, Roald
Widom, Ben
Keywords: Oral history
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Aspects of Cornell University history
Nobel laureate in Chemistry 1981
Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: Internet-First University Press
Abstract: Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the faculty, Roald Hoffmann, in which he shares his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about the distinctive character of his department and its nurturing environment. Short biographies of interviewee and interviewer [Ben Widom] are included, in addition to a photo gallery and list of publications of the interviewee. Video Total Run Time: 1 hr and 25 minutes. Topics [m:s]: Early Years [17:02]; Coming to America [6:49]; High School and College [10:56]; Graduate School [4:31]; Extended Huckel Method [4:06]; Connection to Woodward [15:12]; Cornell [4:25]; Nobel Prize [7:23]; Current Research [8:13]; Poetry [5:13]; Conclusion [9:00]
The streaming video is openly accessible at: The DVD was produced by J. Robert Cooke.
Appears in Collections:Chemistry and Chemical Biology Oral History Project
A Conversation with Roald Hoffman
Hoffmann, Roald

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0_Hoffmann_Oral_History.pdfTable of Contents385.77 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
1_Roald_Hoffmann_brief_bio_CU.pdfBrief Biography of Roald Hoffmann66.6 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
2_Cornell_Chemistry_Faculty_Research.pdfRoald Hoffmann - Faculty Research200.13 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
3_Hoffmann_Biography.pdfBiography of Roald Hoffmann178.91 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
4_Hoffmann_Publications.pdfList of Roald Hoffmann's Publications520.24 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
5_Benjamin_Widom.pdfBiography of Benjamin Widom79.89 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
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