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Alan MacDiarmid

chemist
Born: April 14, 1927
Birthplace: Masterson, New Zealand
Died: Feb. 7, 2007 (Philadelphia)

Chemistry professor at the University of Pennsylvania who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000. He, Alan Heeger, and Hideki Shirakawa discovered plastic polymers that conduct electricity.

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