1912 the American chemist Herbert
C. Brown was born in London as Herbert Brovarnika and two years
later in 1914 his family emigrated to America. In 1979 he shared the
Prize for Chemistry with the German Georg Wittig for their work
on organic synthesis.
Martin was born as Archer John Porter Martin in London in 1910.
In 1952 he shared the Nobel
Prize for Chemistry with R.L.M. Synge for their research into