Mario J. Molina

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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 discovering 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario J. Molina has received more than 341,013 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mario J. Molina is the 299th most popular chemist (up from 312th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 76th in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Chemist.

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Among chemists, Mario J. Molina ranks 299 out of 510Before him are M. Stanley Whittingham, Luis Federico Leloir, Martin Rodbell, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Richard Smalley, and Victor Goldschmidt. After him are Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Georg Brandt, William Prout, Akira Yoshino, Edward Frankland, and Alexandre Brongniart.

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Among people born in 1943, Mario J. Molina ranks 125Before him are Barry Manilow, R. L. Stine, Paul Wolfowitz, Jean-Claude Killy, Richard Smalley, and Barbara Bouchet. After him are Leonardo Sandri, Michael Spence, Blythe Danner, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Aaron Russo, and Juan Giménez.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Mario J. Molina ranks 80 out of 487Before him are Ernesto Zedillo (1951), Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1911), Subcomandante Marcos (1957), Enrique Peña Nieto (1966), Verónica Castro (1952), and Manuel Ávila Camacho (1897). After him are Ce Acatl Topiltzin (947), Chimalpopoca (1397), Emilio Fernández (1904), Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581), Miguel Alemán Valdés (1900), and Katy Jurado (1924).

Among CHEMISTS In Mexico

Among chemists born in Mexico, Mario J. Molina ranks 1After him are Luis E. Miramontes (1925) and Henry Eyring (1901).