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George Olah observes carbocations via superacid reactions.

Neil Bartlett synthesizes xenon hexafluoroplatinate, showing for the first time that the noble gases can form chemical compounds.

Nick Holonyak Jr. invented LED

7 September 1962 discovery of 2624 Samitchell

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2 January 1962 , Death of Robert Raynolds McMath, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,

20 March 1962 Death of Andrew Ellicott Douglass, in Tucson, Arizona, USA

1962 Death of Joseph Lade Pawsey

1962 Death of Hartland S. Snyder

Nobel Prize

Physics to Lev Davidovich Landau "for his pioneering theories for condensed matter, especially liquid helium"

Chemistry to Max Ferdinand Perutz and John John Cowdery Kendrew "for their studies of the structures of globular proteins"

Physiology or Medicine to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material"

Popular Science Jan 1962

Popular Science Feb 1962

Popular Science May 1962

Popular Science Oct 1962

Chronology

1961 - 1962 - 1963

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