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- Author(s)Gary Patterson
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
- Date of Publication30/06/2014
- Series TitleSpringerbriefs in Molecular Science / Springerbriefs in History of Chemistry
- Place of PublicationBerlin
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Content Note36 black & white illustrations, 6 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight166 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction.- Flory and Friends.- Herman Mark and Friends.- Speed Marvel and Friends.- Other Emerging Leaders.- Hermann Staudinger and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1953.- Concluding Reflections and Further Thoughts.
- Author BiographyGary Patterson is Professor of Chemical Physics and Polymer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the Chief Bibliophile of the Bolton Society at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Harvey Mudd College (B.S. Chemistry, 1968) and Stanford University (Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 1972). His thesis advisor was Paul Flory, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in Polymer Science in 1974. He was a Member of Technical Staff in the Chemical Physics Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1972-1984, when he joined the Chemistry Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the Charles Price Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2004-2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society. He received the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research in 1981 for his research in Polymer Science. Gary is the Chair-elect of the History Division of the American Chemical Society.
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