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Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann is a professor of chemistry and the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. An internationally respected researcher, he is also a committed teacher and proud to have taught the first-year chemistry course almost without interruption for his entire academic career. He is a graduate of both Columbia and Harvard Universities.

Nobel Laureate and chemist Roald Hoffmann was a very young boy when the Third Reich came through his town in southeast Poland. Barely old enough to understand the danger and tragedy of his circumstances at the time, Hoffmann’s story is one of courage, fear, salvation, and renewal.

Scientists, writers, and artists take to the stage to tell stories about their personal relationship to science. The result is a collection of poignant, hilarious and unpredictable tales sure to intrigue and surely hard to forget. Presented in collaboration with The Moth. Watch them all in The Moth at WSF Series.