George Olah

George A. Olah, the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Southern California and the recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on March 8. He was 89.

“George impacted so many of us here at USC and throughout the chemical community, and we are reminded of his enormous contributions every day,” said Mark Thompson, interim department chairman. “His loss will be felt for a very long time to come.”

The Department of Chemistry established the George A. Olah Lecture in Chemistry in 1996.


Published Obituaries and Tributes

In memoriam: Nobel laureate George Olah, 89“, USC News
George Olah, USC scientist who won Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies at 89“, Los Angeles Times
George A. Olah, Carbon Compounds Pathfinder, Dies at 89“, The New York Times
George Olah dies at age 89“, C&EN News
George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry“, “to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding research achievements in hydrocarbon or petroleum chemistry”, ACS Award

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My Search for Carbocations and Their Role in Chemistry“, George A. Olah, Nobel Lecture
1991 George Olah, USC“, Tolman Award, SCALACS
George Olah at Wikipedia