• István Hargittai
  • Magdolna Hargittai


If it is possible at all to pinpoint the beginning of our interest in symmetry, it was in the late 1960s, early 1970s, when we rediscovered that symmetry was a useful classifying principle in our molecular structure research. Looking for symmetry saved us time in learning and helped us understand complex matters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • István Hargittai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Magdolna Hargittai
    • 2
  1. 1.Budapest Technical UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Eötvös Loránd University and Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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