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I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day.
I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.
Paris somehow lends itself to conceptual new ideas. I don't know why it is. There is a certain magic to that city.
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Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope — a slight change, and all patterns and configurations alter.
March 9, 1923
April 19, 2016
Walter Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials.
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