Taube, Henry, 1915-2005

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Birth 1915-11-30
Death 2005-11-16

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Born in Canada, Henry Taube received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 1935, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berkeley in 1940. He was an Instructor at Berkeley, Assistant Professor at Cornell, rose to Professor at the University of Chicago, and in 1962 came to Stanford University. At Stanford he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1972-74 and again in 1978-79. Henry's research interests were in both inorganic and organic chemistry; his work has been central to many different fields such as electron transfer at semiconductor electrodes, solar energy conversion, and photosynthesis. For his great contributions to science, Henry received numerous honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences (1959), The National Medal of Science (1977), The Priestley Medal (1985, the highest award of the American Chemical Society) and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1983). He died in November 2005.

From the description of Henry Taube papers, 1941-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 499461888

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Born in Canada, Henry Taube received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 1935, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berkeley in 1940. He was an Instructor at Berkeley, Assistant Professor at Cornell, rose to Professor at the University of Chicago, and in 1962 came to Stanford University. At Stanford he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1972-74 and again in 1978-79. Henry's research interests were in both inorganic and organic chemistry; his work has been central to many different fields such as electron transfer at semiconductor electrodes, solar energy conversion, and photosynthesis. For his great contributions to science, Henry received numerous honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences (1959), The National Medal of Science (1977), The Priestley Medal (1985, the highest award of the American Chemical Society) and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1983). He died in November 2005.

From the guide to the Henry Taube papers, 1941-2003, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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