American mathematician and crystallographer who, along with Jerome Karle, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985. They developed mathematical methods for deducing the molecular structure of chemical compounds from the patterns formed when X rays are diffracted by their crystals.
This technique has been used to identify the structures of thousands
of molecules, leading to the development of many new drugs to combat
some of societys deadliest diseases, including heart disease,
cancer, and high blood pressure. Dr. Hauptman continues his work and
serves as President of the Research Institute that bears his name.
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