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Mario Molina, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died

The departure of the scientist was announced through the social networks of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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7, 2020

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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

This story originally appeared on México Desconocido

Via their Twitter account, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) regretted and reported that Mario Molina, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, had died.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico reports the unfortunate death of Dr. Mario Molina, a distinguished university student who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

– UNAM (@UNAM_MX) October 7, 2020

The Mario Molina Center issued a statement informing him of his death in Mexico City:

We share the death of Dr. José Mario Molina Pasquel Henríquez, which took place today in Mexico City.

Dr. Mario Molina is first and foremost an exemplary Mexican who has dedicated his life to exploring and protecting our environment. It will always be remembered with pride and gratitude.

The farewell rehearsals of the university and the scientific community did not wait long for the sensitive death of one of the most notable Mexicans of recent times.

"Scientists can pose problems that have an impact on the environment, but their solution is the responsibility of society as a whole," said Dr. Mario Molina, university scientist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995, who sadly passed away today.

– CulturaUNAM (@CulturaUNAM) October 7, 2020

A big one died. Mario Molina. Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He devoted his life to scientific research to improve the environment and natural resources of the planet and our city. Our affection for their families, students and friends.

– Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) October 7, 2020

Who was Dr. Mario Molina?

Dr. Mario Molina was one of the most famous Mexican scientists of all time. One of his greatest achievements is the recognition of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. A few months ago, after taking part in a scientific study, he advocated the use of face masks to prevent the virus from spreading that is affecting the world.

José Mario Molina-Pasquel and Henríquez was born in Mexico City in 1943 and died on October 7, 2020. From an early age he showed an interest in science and this led him to study Chemical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico .

In 1965, Mario graduated Molina and continued his postgraduate studies at the University of Freiburg. A few years later, in 1972, he received a doctorate. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Regarding his work as a teacher, Dr. Mario Molina between 1967 and 1968 professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Years later, from 1975 to 1979, he also worked as a Professor and Researcher at the University of California . From 1982 to 1989 he worked on the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Noteworthy is his remarkable work as a Teacher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1989 to 2004.

Mario Molina currently worked as a Researcher at the University of California at San Diego. He was part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the SCRIPPS Institute of Oceanography. In this institute the various phenomena of climate change are examined. At the same time in Mexico he was President of since 2005 the Mario Molina Center, which conducts energy and environmental studies with a focus on air quality and climate change.

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