Parr, Robert G., 1921-....

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Robert G. Parr was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1921. He attended Brown University and did his graduate work at the University of Minnesota under Bryce Crawford. He subsequently taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robert G. Parr was an important theoretical chemist. In concert with his pupil Rudolph Pariser and in conjunction with the researches of Sir John Pople he contributed to the formulation of what came to be called "the P-P-P method" for predicting electronic spectra. In the latter part of his career he devoted his energy to the Density Functional Theory. Robert G. Parr is now retired.

From the description of The Papers of Robert G. Parr, 1945-2002 (bulk 1950-1990) (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 62712142

closely with Rudolph Pariser on the formulation of what later became known as the P-P-P (for Pariser-Parr-Pople) Theory. Density Functional Theory (or DFT) became the consuming passion of his later years and when, in 1999 Dr. Walter Kohn, the proponent of DFT, was awarded the Nobel Prize with John Pople, he invited Robert Parr to attend the ceremonies as his guest. Some felt that Parr should have shared in the award. Robert G. Parr is now retired and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

From the description of Addenda to the papers of Robert G. Parr, 1935-2001 (bulk 1950-1995) (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 166429393

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referencedIn Mulliken, Robert S. Papers, 1908-1985 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. Papers, 1908-1976. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Mulliken, Robert Sanderson. Papers, 1908-1985 (inclusive), 1920s-1985 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Parr, Robert G., 1921-. Addenda to the papers of Robert G. Parr, 1935-2001 (bulk 1950-1995) Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
creatorOf Pople, John A., 1925-2004. The Papers of Sir John A. Pople, 1930 - 2004 (bulk 1965-2000) Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
referencedIn John Clarke Slater Papers, 1908-1976 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Parr, Robert G., 1921-. The Papers of Robert G. Parr, 1945-2002 (bulk 1950-1990) Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
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associatedWith Carnegie Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Crawford, Bryce L. person
associatedWith Johns Hopkins University. corporateBody
associatedWith Kohn, Walter, 1923- person
associatedWith Miller, Foil A. person
associatedWith Mulliken, Robert Sanderson. person
associatedWith Pariser, Rudolph, 1923- person
associatedWith Pople, John A., 1925-2004. person
associatedWith Ruedenberg, Klaus, 1920- person
associatedWith Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. person
associatedWith Slater, John Rothwell, b. 1872 person
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. corporateBody
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Shelter Island (N.Y.)
Shelter Island (N.Y.)
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Thermodynamics
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Density functionals
Mass spectrometry
Quantum theory
Quantum chemistry
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