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Herschbach, Dudley R.
Oral history interview with Dudley Herschbach, 2003 May 21 and 22.
In this interview Dudley Herschbach discusses topics such as: his childhood and early interests in chemistry and physics; recruitment by Stanford University; decision to do graduate work with E. Bright Wilson at Harvard University; working on molecular beams at University of California, Berkeley; meeting Otto Stern; transition-state theory; Yuan Lee; things learned from Linus Pauling; consequence of winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; dimensional scaling; prizes he has won; grant support for research; advising students; biophysics; staying between physics and chemistry and in between theory and experiment; history of science; changes during his career and looking ahead.
American chemist at Harvard University; Ph.D. in chemical physics, Harvard University (1958); won 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyi.
Herschbach, Dudley R.
Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-
Pauling, Linus, 1901-
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969
Wilson, E. Bright (Edgar Bright), 1908-
Harvard University.
Stanford University.
University of California, Berkeley.
Biophysics
Chemical physics.
Molecular beams.
Nobel Prizes.
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Rigden, John S., interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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