Google Doodle Honors Nobel Laureate Mario Molina On His 80th Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: Google is celebrating the 80th birth anniversary of Nobel Prize winning chemist and environmental scientist Mario Molina. The company marked the birth anniversary of the Mexican scientist who took it upon himself to persuade governments to come together to save Earth’s protective ozone layer with his Google Doodle.

Mario Molina, born in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 19, 1943, co-won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in discovering the threat to Earth’s ozone layer from chlorofluorocarbon gases, or CFCs.

“Co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Molina was one of the researchers who uncovered how chemicals destroy Earth’s ozone shield, which protects humans, plants and wildlife from harmful ultraviolet light.” important to,” Google said.

As a child, Malino was so passionate about science that he turned his bathroom into a makeshift laboratory. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an advanced degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany.

After completing his studies, Mario moved to the United States to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley and later at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

It was in the early 1970s that Molina began his research on the effects of synthetic chemicals on the Earth’s atmosphere, which paved the way for the discovery of the harmful effects of chlorofluorocarbons (a chemical found in air conditioners, aerosol sprays, and others). paved, which causes breakage. The planet’s protective layer, ozone, is what enables harmful ultraviolet radiation to enter Earth’s atmosphere. Dr Molina and his co-researchers published their findings in the journal Nature, which later won them the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995.