Story: MacDiarmid, Alan Graham

An older boy chemist

An older boy chemist

In February 2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Alan MacDiarmid was presented with a specially reprinted copy of The boy chemist, a book that whetted his appetite for chemistry as a child. MacDiarmid is seen here examining the book with Royal Society of New Zealand member George Jones and Lynne Jackett from the National Library of New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

Paul Callaghan. 'MacDiarmid, Alan Graham', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)