The legacy of george olah

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The life of George Olah exemplifies the fate of Hungarian scientific excellence in the 20th century. He was talented and a hard worker, but he could not remain in his country and had to seek a new life in the West. His life-long scientific interests developed in the Budapest Technical University helped him to overcome obstacles and he became a leading chemist of worldwide fame. His qualities and flexibility in both scientific research and practical applications serve as a brilliant example for generations to come.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


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  • Early achievements
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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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