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Mario Molina

Mexican chemist

Died when: 77 years 202 days (930 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

Mario José Molina-Pasquel Henríquez (19 March 1943 – 7 October 2020), known as Mario Molina, was a Mexican chemist.He played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, and was a co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in noting the threat to the Earth's ozone layer from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases.

He was the first Mexican-born scientist to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the third Mexican born person to receive the Nobel award.

In his career, Molina held research and teaching positions at University of California, Irvine, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego, and the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Molina was also Director of the Mario Molina Center for Energy and Environment in Mexico City.Molina was a climate policy advisor to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.

On 7 October 2020, the National Autonomous University of Mexico announced that Molina had died of a heart attack.


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