Hoffmann


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Hoff·mann

 (hŏf′mən, hôf′män′), Roald Born 1937.
Polish-born American chemist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for applying quantum-mechanics theories to the analysis of chemical reactions.

Hoff•mann

(ˈhɒf mən)

n.
1. E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) (Wilhelm), 1776–1822, German author and composer.
2. Roald, born 1937, U.S. chemist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1981.
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Noun1.Hoffmann - Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)
2.Hoffmann - German chemist (1818-1892)
3.Hoffmann - United States chemist (born in Poland) who used quantum mechanics to understand chemical reactions (born in 1937)
4.Hoffmann - German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
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With his elbows on the table he sat between the two empty bottles, while spectres danced in the light of the unsnuffed candle -- spectres such as Hoffmann strews over his punch-drenched pages, like black, fantastic dust.
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INGAA Foundation Executive Director Richard Hoffmann plans to retire in August, nearly 10 years after he took the helm of the organization.
Hoffmann Architects announces the acceptance of a joint ownership opportunity by three members of the firm's senior staff.
As Jorg Kramer remembers here, although Hoffmann did not initiate the literary discourse on Romantic musical aesthetics, he was the first professional musician to take part in it and adapt it into musical praxis (103).
Felix Hoffmann, curator of Berlin's C|O Gallery, talks to DW about the power of a picture.
Dilemmas, ideas and human emotion will come to the surface tomorrow night in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos with a screening of the opera The Tales of Hoffmann by French composer Jacques Offenbach performed live at the Metropolitan Opera.
To view more pictures, click here Dr Hoffmann and other researchers from GUtech and its affiliated university in Germany have done extensive studies on the impact of tsunamis, storm and earthquakes on the coasts of Oman.
Opens Friday THE STARS Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann THE VERDICT This engagingly oddball film features Juno star Michael Cera as an American in Chile who hooks up with a wild hippy named Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann) and three Chilean brothers to try to track down a cactus that can be boiled down to create a psychedelic drug.
15 July 2013 -- Dallas-based money transfer company MoneyGram International, (NASDAQ: MGI) said that W Alexander Hoffmann has been appointed to the company's executive leadership team as senior vice president, global product management and emerging channels.
Lighting designer Jason Hand did splendid work to establish the scene in subterranean dimness, befitting the black arts Hoffmann is exposed to in the scene.
MTN's board commissioned Lord Hoffmann , who was formerly a senior judge in the UK, to lead the review early last year.