In Memoriam Prof. Dr. Hans Wijnberg (1922-2011)
- September 27, 2011
On May 25th, 2011 Prof. Dr. Hans Wijnberg passed away in his house in Midlaren. In 1960, Prof. Wijnberg became director of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory (now part of the Stratingh Institute) at that time located in the Bloemsingel. Under his leadership the Groningen Department of Organic Chemistry grew over the years into the world fame laboratory that it is now. Prof. Wijnberg was a highly respected scientist, especially in the field of stereochemistry, and a pioneer in asymmetric organocatalysis.