Herschbach, Dudley Robert

Herschbach, Dudley Robert

(hûrsh`băk), 1932–, American chemist, b. San Jose, Calif., Ph.D. Harvard, 1958. In 1986, Herschbach shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Yuan T. LeeLee, Yuan Tseh
, 1936–, Taiwanese-American chemist, Ph.D. Univ. of California at Berkeley, 1965. In 1986, Lee shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Dudley R. Herschbach and John C. Polanyi for helping to apply the technology and theory of physics to chemistry.
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 and John C. PolanyiPolanyi, John Charles,
1929–, Canadian chemist. Raised and educated in England, he worked as a researcher in Canada before taking a teaching position at the Univ. of Toronto in 1956.
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 for helping to apply the technology and theory of physics to chemistry. Herschbach invented the "crossed molecular beam technique," which allows for the detailed analysis of chemical reactions through the use of supersonic molecular beams.
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