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Gabor A. Somorjai

FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE LAUREATE

Basic Sciences

3rd edition

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes in this third edition to the U.S. scientist of Hungarian origin Gabor A. Somorjai, for his pioneering experimental and conceptual contributions to the understanding of surface chemistry and catalysis at a microscopic and molecular level.

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The 2010 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) has been granted to Gabor A. Somorjai.

“He receives this prize for his pioneering experimental and conceptual contributions to the understanding of surface chemistry and catalysis at a microscopic and molecular level.”