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Buchi, George Hermann (George)

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists


1921 - Büchi was born in Baden, Switzerland, on the 1st of August.

1945 - He received a diploma in chemical engineering from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich.

1947 - He received the D.Sc. in organic chemistry from the ETH, while working in the laboratory of Professor Leopold Ruzicka.

1951 - Büchi accepted an offer from the late Arthur C. Cope to join the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1856-1958 - He was promoted to associate professor and to full professor.

1962 - Büchi and MIT colleague Professor Gerald N. Wogan initiated a collaborative effort that ultimately established molecular toxicology as an important scientific discipline.

1965 - George's contributions to chemistry were recognized by election to the National Academy of Sciences, and numerous awards, honorary degrees, and over 30 honorary lectureships around the world.

1969 - He was appointed the Camile and Henry Dreyfus professor of chemistry .

1998 - He died on the 28th of August.


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