Albert Szent-Györgyi and his life

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Internationally, Albert Szent-Györgyi is one of the best-known Hungarians. His fame is mainly due to his winning the Nobel prize in 1937 'for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special references to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid'. This led to his becoming a living legend in Hungary, but much less information is publicly available as concerns the second half of his life, which he spent in the US. As part of an attempt to fill this considerable hiatus, the author has collected all those articles published in one of the most respected American newspapers, The New York Times, which involve the personality, opinions or activities of Szent-Györgyi during his life in the US (and earlier). The nearly one hundred newspaper pieces written by or about him provide an excellent picture of his scientific activities and his contributions to the well-being of the wider community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-691
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Volume666-667
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 2003

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  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Albert Szent-Györgyi and his life. / Hannus, I.

In: Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, Vol. 666-667, 29.12.2003, p. 687-691.

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