a lovely piece (subscription required) at the time of Hofmann's 100th birthday. He told me today, "The thing about Hofmann, and particularly his discovery of LSD, that amazes me the most is how it so fantastically links the categories of materialism and psychology."
The father of LSD died from a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Basel, Switzerland. He was 102. Who knew a shelved compound could have such an impact on society? Okay, so clearly Hofmann had an inkling. C&EN's Managing Editor, Ivan Amato, wrote