By Balazs Hargittai, István Hargittai

ISBN-10: 1489975640

ISBN-13: 9781489975645

ISBN-10: 1489975659

ISBN-13: 9781489975652

Includes specifically chosen articles that in the past seemed within the Chemical Intelligencer journal released (1995-2000). Excerpts of those Editor's selection chapters chronicle the tradition and heritage of chemistry, that includes nice chemists and discoverers. participants from one of the best-known authors of the chemistry neighborhood, together with quite a few Nobel laureates. positive factors behind the curtain tales approximately pivotal discoveries, intricacies of laboratory existence and interactions between scientists, favourite recipes of well known researchers, lifestyles histories and anecdotes. Chapters element the human part of technological know-how but additionally current medical details communicated in an easy-to-perceive and exciting manner. This distinct publication is not just geared toward chemists yet people who have an interest within the cultural facets of our technological know-how.

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Except for math, I was not a good student in high school. My grades were not exceptional. I still was interested in science and I wonder what might have happened if I had stayed at Stuyvesant. My regret is that I didn’t encounter a scientist or teacher there who could have steered me in the right direction. And Stuyvesant was very competitive. 16 Interviews My stepfather was a butcher and later drove his own taxicab. He was an Italian immigrant, so we were a nondenominational family. I was never bar mitzvahed.

My father became a successful newspaper–magazine distributor, but I never lived with my father. My parents separated before I was born and shortly afterward were divorced, when my sister Sylvia was 2 years old. I was 5 years old when I saw my father for the first time. And then, again, four or five years later. Our relationship is a long and sad story. My mother’s oldest brother became my surrogate but absentee father. My uncle helped support us, but he never was there in person. The only time we would see him was at my grandmother’s house on Friday night.

My time isn’t structured by external demands anymore. No more committee meetings and numerous other departmental services. My time is my own, and I devote it fully to my work. My external funding continues. The money comes from the National Science Foundation, which has given me unstinting support throughout my career. It’s my only support, actually. I don’t take any more graduate students, but I usually have one or two postdocs. Interviews Gestapo, in Frankfurt. My father was in sales of electric equipment.

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