Volume 84 Issue 9 | pp. 43-44 | Promotion
Issue Date: February 27, 2006

Trip Of A Century

Albert Hofmann, inventor of the mind-altering drug LSD, celebrates his 100th birthday
Department: Science & Technology

Late last month, the University of Zurich hosted a symposium in celebration of the 100th birthday of one of its most illustrious alumni, Albert Hofmann. More than 60 years ago, on a spring day while World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, Hofmann synthesized perhaps the most mind-bending chemical of all time: the psychomimetic agent LSD, formally known as D-lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann got some of his first inklings of the . . .

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