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Kuppermann, Aron (Chemist)



  • Existence: 1926 - 2011


Background: Caltech Professor of Chemical Physics, 1963-2010; Emeritus 2010-.
Biographical/Historical Description: Born in 1926 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kuppermann spent his early years in New York City and Sao Paulo. He was received his M.Sc. from the University of Sao Paulo in 1948, earned his PhD from Notre Dame in 1956, and came to Caltech's Chemistry Division in 1963. His specialty was chemical physics, and as a leader in computational chemistry he was best known for his quantum-mechanical studies of the dynamics of chemical reactions.
Biographical/Historical Collection Notes: Papers: in progress.

Oral history: A 99-page account of his personal and scientific career recorded by Aron Kuppermann with Shirley K. Cohen for the Caltech Archives in 2001. Transcript available online:

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aron Kuppermann Papers, 1946-2012

 Digital Record
Identifier: 2016-02-17-000290