Albert Hofmann (11 Januar 1906 – 29 Aprile 2008)[1][2] wis a Swiss scientist kent best for bein the first person tae seenthesize, ingest, an learn o the psychedelic effects o lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann wis an aa the first person tae isolate, seenthesize, an name the principal psychedelic mushroom compoonds psilocybin an psilocin.[3] He authored mair nor 100 scienteefic airticles an numerous beuks, includin LSD: Mein Sorgenkind (LSD: My Problem Child).[2] In 2007, he shared first place, alangside Tim Berners-Lee, in a leet o the 100 greatest livin geniuses, published bi The Telegraph newspaper.[4]

Albert Hofmann
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Albert Hofmann in 1993
Born11 Januar 1906(1906-01-11)
Baden, Swisserland
Died29 Apryle 2008(2008-04-29) (aged 102)
Burg im Leimental, Swisserland
ResidenceSwisserland
NaitionalitySwiss
Alma materVarsity o Zürich
Kent forSynthesis o LSD-25
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry

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  1. "Albert Hofmannf". Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Archived frae the original on 30 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. a b "Obituary: Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor". London: Daily Telegraph. 29 Apryle 2008. Archived frae the original on 1 Mey 2008. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Hofmann, A. "Psilocybin und Psilocin, zwei psychotrope Wirkstoffe aus mexikanischen Rauschpilzen." Helvetica Chemica Acta 42: 1557–1572 (1959).
  4. "Top 100 living geniuses". The Daily Telegraph. London. 30 October 2007.