Volume 87 Issue 9 | p. 52 | Awards
Issue Date: March 2, 2009

Roger Adams Award In Organic Chemistry

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
Department: ACS News

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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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