Walter Kohn, Nobel-Winning Scientist, Dies at 93

Posted on April 25, 2016

Walter Kohn, an Austrian-born American scientist and former refugee who shared a Nobel Prize in Chemistry—a subject that he had last formally studied in high school — died on last Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 93. As a teenager, Dr. Kohn escaped to England from Nazi-occupied Vienna less than a month before World War II erupted, found himself shipped to Canada as an “enemy alien” and later built a long, distinguished academic career in the USA, becoming an American citizen in 1957.

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