Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Obituary for Hans Wynberg

Today is Tots Sants here in Catalunya, in which all those who have passed away are remembered. And how fitting that today an obituary appeared for Hans Wynberg. He was a famous professor in Organic Chemistry in Groningen, but already retired when I started my chemistry studies. Therefore, I had to "make do" with Ben Feringa, another famous organic chemist (molecular motors, retrosynthesis).

Feringa and Bert Meijer have written an obituary for Wynberg, to be published in Angewandte Chemie, which highlights aspects of his personal and scientific life. An interesting read, in honor of an interesting man.

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