Taube, Henry, 1915-2005

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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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creatorOf University of Guelph. Convocation. Bound signature books for citations for recipients fo honours given at Convocation, 1984-1989. University of Guelph
creatorOf University of Guelph. Convocation. University of Guelph Convocation and Graduation, Friday, February the sixth, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, two-thirty p.m., War Memorial Hall. University of Guelph
creatorOf Taube, Henry, 1915-2005. Henry Taube papers, 1941-2003. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kaplan, Norman, 1923-1976. Papers, ca. 1950s-1970s. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Norman Kaplan papers, ca. 1950s-1970s, Circa 1950-1979 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn "Nobel Perspectives on Ethics in Science" videorecordings, 1996 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Henry Taube papers, 1941-2003 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bray, William C. (William Crowell), 1879-1946. William C. Bray papers, 1890-1945. UC Berkeley Libraries
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Birth 1915-11-30

Death 2005-11-16

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