On the evening of September 22nd, 2007, Norman Haber slipped away in a Florida hospital bed after a long and remarkably stoic

Norman Haber
battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. It was a day of profound sadness. The world had just lost a brilliant chemist, inventor, visionary, and truly unique person.

Born in 1929 in Brooklyn NY, it did not take Norman Haber long to start displaying an exceptional scientific aptitude and inquisitiveness about the natural world. The path had been set, and Haber would end up living a life filled with scientific discovery and innovation.

There was much more to Norman Haber than just science though. He had a love for classical music and the visual arts, an interest in philosophy, a reverence for living things, a fascination with exotic cultures and belief systems, and a lasting devotion to his family and friends.

This site has been created to celebrate and honor the life, accomplishments, and contributions of Norman Haber. It should also serve to heighten awareness about Pulmonary Fibrosis — the unforgiving disease that eventually stole his breath.