Issue Date: March 2, 2009
Roger Adams Award In Organic Chemistry
Sponsored by Organic Reactions Inc. and Organic Syntheses Inc.
To say that Andrew Streitwieser, emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, was a child prodigy is an understatement. Interested in newspaper horoscopes at age nine, he wanted to learn how to divine them himself. When looking for a book on astrology at his local library, he mistakenly took one on astronomy. He was soon riding the subway alone from his native Bronx . . .
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