Roald Hoffmann

Depart of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301
(607) 255-3419

Author's Bio

Roald Hoffmann was born in 1937 in Złoczów, Poland. Having survived the war, he came to the U. S. in 1949. At Cornell University in the United States since 1965, he is now the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus. In chemistry he has taught his colleagues how to think about electrons influencing structure and reactivity, and won most of the honors of his profession. Hoffmann is also a writer – of poetry essays, non-fiction, and plays -- carving out his own land between poetry, philosophy, and science. In poetry, he has published six volumes, including book-length selections in Russian and Spanish.

Publications and Prizes

Gaps & Verges
(University of Central Florida Press, 1990)
, Memory Effects
(Calhoun Press, 1999)
, Soliton
(Truman State University Press, 2002)
, The Metamict State
(University of Central Florida Press, 1987)
Chelsea, Grand Street, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Raritan, Yale Review

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Zloczow, Poland
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Last updated: Jan 16, 2016