This Day in Jewish History / A Nobel laureate is born
Herbert A. Hauptman shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985 for advances in the field of crystallography.
February 14, 1917 is the birthday of mathematician Herbert A. Hauptman, whose advances in the field of crystallography, pursued together with his colleague Jerome Karle, helped earn him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985. Hauptman and Karle’s simplification of the method by which scientists can ascertain the precise three-dimensional structure of compounds at the atomic level had a...
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