BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Herbert Hauptman, a New York mathematician who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985, has died, colleagues said. He was 94.
Hauptman, the president of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, earned the Nobel for pioneering work on crystal structures, The Buffalo News reported Monday.
His research on molecules and crystals provided the foundation for other scientists to develop thousands of drugs and medical procedures, the newspaper said.
Hauptman, born Feb. 14, 1917, in the Bronx, earned an undergraduate degree from City College of New York and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1954.
He moved to Buffalo in 1970 to join the Medical Foundation, renamed the Hauptman-Woodward Institute after he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
"Dr. Hauptman's legacy is the scientific knowledge he created and the three generations of scientists he inspired and mentored," Dr. Richard A. Aubrecht, chairman of the institute's board, said. "We will miss his intellectual leadership."