The Mexican scientist Mario Molina, Nobel Prize de Química 1995 for his studies on the ozone layer, has died this Wednesday at the age of 77, reported the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
The UNAM "reports the unfortunate death of Dr. Mario Molina, distinguished university student, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995," said the highest house of studies in Mexico in a message on social networks.
Molina, born in 1943 in Mexico City, investigated the effects of CFCs on the Ozone layer, which led to the signing of an international protocol in 1987 which banned its manufacture and earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995.
The Government of Mexico expressed in a message from the general coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency, Jesús Ramírez, its condolences for the death of Molina. "May your contributions to science transcend time"He said. The condolences were joined by officials such as Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, the head of the Ministry of Education, Eduardo Moctezuma, and the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum.
Ebrard regretted "deeply" the death of Molina, whom he described as "a committed and capable scientist. A solidarity hug to his family and friends, "he added. Moctezuma lamented the death of this" distinguished Mexican scientist. His notable example remains for children and young people, "he said. In a message on social networks, Sheinbaum stressed that Molina" dedicated his life so that scientific knowledge could help improve the environment and natural resources of the planet and Our city".
Molina received more than 30 doctorates 'honoris causa' and was a prominent member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, from the National College of Mexico, the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Mexican Academy of Engineering, among others.
In 2005 he founded a public policy research center that bears his name in Mexico City, where he conducted strategic studies on energy and environment, with special attention to climate change and air quality.