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Nobel Winner Visits Campus

Published: November 24, 2003

The man who predicted the hole in the ozone layer visited campus in October. Dr. Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry, addressed area high school students and teachers in the Allen N. Reeves Theater. He later toured the H.B. Plant museum, then attended dinner with sponsors, dignitaries and guests in the Fletcher Lounge.


A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Molina, a native of Mexico, won the Nobel for his work in atmospheric chemistry. His focus was on CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and their effect on the earth’s ozone layer.


During his visit to Tampa, he received the 2003 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year award from the Museum of Science and Industry.


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