Google presents a new scribble animated in commemoration of the birth of the Mexican chemical engineer Mario Molinwho won the Nobel prize of Chemistry in 1995 for contributions to the dissemination and analysis of the damage caused by gases capable of damaging the ozone layer.
Molina, who was a professor at the University of CaliforniaIn the Jet propulsion laboratory -better known as JPL-, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is considered one of the leading popularizers of dangers of global warming; He was also an adviser on the subject to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and to the President of the United States Barack Obama.
Who was Mario Molina, the scientist awarded by Google?
Mario Molina began his university studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico degree in chemical engineering 1960. His father was Roberto Félix Molina Pasquel, who held the position of Mexican ambassador to Australia, the Philippines and Ethiopia.
Once he graduated, he decided to continue his studies in Germany, where he spent two years expanding his knowledge at the University of Freiburg. In 1968 he decided to pursue a doctorate in physical chemistry at the renowned Berkeley University, in California, United States; It was there that he met who would be one of the Nobel Prize winners in collaboration with him: Frank Sherwood Rowland.
Together they devoted themselves mainly to the investigation of the damage caused by chlorofluorocarbon gas in the earth’s ozone layer, which until then had been little taken into consideration by the scientific community. Although his analyzes seemed to be dismissed by some media and groups, his work was published in the journal Nature They were gaining recognition over time, until his thesis was internationally approved.
Winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995
He October 11, 1995, three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their efforts to raise awareness of such a serious problem for the planet as the degradation of the ozone layer. They were Mario Molina and Frank Sherwood Rowland, for their dedication in verifying that the compounds of chlorine and bromide in the stratosphere are guilty of creating the hole in the ozone layer.
And on the other hand, the same prize was awarded to the Dutch scientist Paul J. Crutzensince in 1970 it was found that the above gases do not decompose in the ozone layer, but have a detrimental and detrimental effect on it.
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