MARCUS, RUDOLPH ARTHUR / Chemistry / Researchers

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Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Caltech, U.S.A.

Research interests

Dr. Marcus' research in many fields of theoretical chemical kinetics includes theories of electron transfer reactions, unimolecular reactions (RRKM theory), electrode reactions, various transfer reactions, semiclassical theory of collisions and of bound states, intramolecular dynamics, solvent dynamics, and chemical reaction coordinates.

Prizes and awards

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1992, for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems; National Medal of Science, 1989; Wolf Prize in Chemistry, 1985; Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, Am. Chem. Soc., 1978; Robinson Medal, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982; Chandler Medal, Columbia University, New York, 1983; Willard Gibbs Medal, Am. Chem. Soc., Chicago Section, 1988; Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, Am. Chem. Soc., 1988; Centenary Medal, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1988; Theodore William Richards Medal, Am. Chem. Soc., Northeastern Section, 1990; Linus Pauling Award, Am. Chem. Soc., Oregon, Portland, and Puget Sound Sections, 1991; Edgar Fahs Smith Award, Am. Chem. Soc., Philadelphia Section, 1991; Remsen Award, Am. Chem. Soc., Maryland Section, 1991; Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, 1993; American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, 1993; Lavoisier Medal, Société Française de Chimie, 1994; Auburn-Kosolapoff Award, Am. Chem. Soc., Auburn Section, 1996; Theoretical Chemistry Award, Am. Chem. Soc., 1997; Oesper Award, Am. Chem. Soc., Cincinnati Section, 1997; Top 75 Award, Chemical and Engineering News, Am. Chem. Soc., Boston, 1998.

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