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Albert Hofmann dies aged 102

Albert Hofmann, who died on Tuesday, 29 April, aged 102, synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938 and became the first person in the world to experience a full-blown acid trip.

The day, April 19 1943, became known among aficionados as "Bicycle Day" as it was while cycling home from his laboratory that he experienced the most intense symptoms.

Hofmann was working as a research chemist in the laboratory of the Sandoz Company (now Novartis) in Basel, Switzerland, where he was involved in studying the medicinal properties of plants. This eventually led to the study of the alkaloid compounds of ergot, a fungus which forms on rye. Read full story...>>

See also Infinity of Inbetweens and The Albert Hofmann Foundation.

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