Walter Kohn, onetime refugee who became Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies.

Posted on April 24, 2016

Walter Kohn, whose parents saved his life by sending him out of Nazi-dominated Europe before the outbreak of World War II and who became a winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for work vital in developing new materials for electronics and medicine, died April 19. The Nobel Prize — which he shared with mathematician and chemist John Pople — brought wide recognition. He told the Los Angeles Times that his contributions to science were his way of trying to help live his lost family’s lives.

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