Albert Hofmann

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Albert Hofmann
Albert Hofmann Oct 1993.jpg
Albert Hofmann in 1993
Born 11 Januar 1906(1906-01-11)
Baden, Swisserland
Died 29 Apryle 2008(2008-04-29) (aged 102)
Burg im Leimental, Swisserland
Residence Swisserland
Naitionality Swiss
Alma mater Varsity o Zürich
Kent for Synthesis o LSD-25
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry

Albert Hofmann (11 Januar 1906 – 29 Aprile 2008)[1][2] wis a Swiss scientist kent best for bein the first person tae seenthesize, ingest, an learn o the psychedelic effects o lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann wis an aa the first person tae isolate, seenthesize, an name the principal psychedelic mushroom compoonds psilocybin an psilocin.[3] He authored mair nor 100 scienteefic airticles an numerous beuks, includin LSD: Mein Sorgenkind (LSD: My Problem Child).[2] In 2007, he shared first place, alangside Tim Berners-Lee, in a leet o the 100 greatest livin geniuses, published bi The Telegraph newspaper.[4]

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  1. "Albert Hofmannf". Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Archived frae the oreeginal on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Obituary: Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor". London: Daily Telegraph. 29 April 2008. Archived frae the oreeginal on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  3. Hofmann, A. "Psilocybin und Psilocin, zwei psychotrope Wirkstoffe aus mexikanischen Rauschpilzen." Helvetica Chemica Acta 42: 1557–1572 (1959).
  4. "Top 100 living geniuses". The Daily Telegraph. London. 30 October 2007.