Roald Hoffmann


Holocaust-survivor and internationally-known chemist ROALD HOFFMANN writes poetry about “the risky enterprise of being human.” Winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and author of three collections of poems, Hoffman writes of his dual role as poet and scientist; “There is metaphor aplenty in science. Emotions emerge shaped as states of matter and, more interestingly, matter acts out what goes on in the soul.”

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department for the talk, “Most of What’s Interesting About Chemistry is Not Reducible to Physics.”