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Marcus, Rudolph A. (Rudolph Arthur), 1923- (Chemist, Nobel Laureate)



  • Existence: 1923-


Background: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1992; Caltech Professor of Chemistry, 1978-present.


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1982. This 69-page oral history covers Marcus's childhood in Montreal and Detroit, his undergraduate years at McGill, postdoctoral work at NRC and in Chapel Hill, RRKM theory, years at Brooklyn Poly, faculty position at Illinois and faculty years at Caltech.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Air Talk with Rudolph Marcus, 1992-11-18

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection is divided according to the recording type: audio and video then ordered chronologically. Each recording includes an interview with either Caltech faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, JPL scientists or administrators. It also includes features such as Caltech Almanac -a detailed look at some of the many interesting people, places and discoveries in Caltech’s history-, Caltech Calendar -a listing of upcoming public events on campus- and Caltech in the News....
Dates: 1992-11-18

Airtalk: The Caltech Edition

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1993-00072

AirTalk with Rudolph Marcus

 Digital Record
Identifier: 2018-02-05-000001

Caltech Nobel Symposium

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2001-00488

Rudolph A. Marcus Papers

Identifier: 10227-MS

The Rudolph A Marcus papers consist of working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material. Marcus is best known for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems, for which he won the 1992 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Dates: 1951-2001

R.A. Marcus Papers 1951-2001

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2005-00060

Rudolph Marcus Oral History Interview with Shirley Cohen [sound recording], 1993-12-01 - 1993-12-14

Scope and Contents An interview in three sessions in 1993 with Rudolph A. Marcus, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech and Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1992, conducted by Shirley K. Cohen. Marcus recalls growing up in Montreal and Detroit, his undergraduate and graduate student days in chemistry at McGill University (BSc 1943, PhD 1946); Canadian anti-Semitism and quota on Jewish students; recollections of advisor Carl Winkler and other teachers Raymond Boyer, Otto Maass, and Bob McIntosh;...
Dates: 1993-12-01 - 1993-12-14