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Wolf Prize for Chemistry

Gabor A. Somorjai (U. of California) and G. Ertl (Fritz Haber Inst., Berlin) have been named co-recipients of the 1998 Wolf Foundation Prize for Chemistry for outstanding contributions to the field of surface science in general and for their elucidation of fundamental mechanisms of heterogeneous catalytic reactions at single-crystal surfaces in particular. Among other accomplishments, Somorjai is recognized for advances in surface science to practical, high pressure conditions.

C&EN February 9, 1998