Life of a Scientist

An Autobiographical Account of the Development of Molecular Orbital Theory

  • Authors
  • Robert S. Mulliken
  • Bernard J. Ransil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 1-11
  3. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 12-18
  4. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 19-21
  5. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 22-23
  6. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 24-25
  7. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 26-37
  8. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 38-49
  9. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 50-54
  10. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 59-63
  11. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 64-65
  12. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 66-68
  13. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 69-70
  14. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 71-75
  15. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 76-81
  16. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 82-87
  17. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 88-105
  18. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 106-116
  19. Robert S. Mulliken, Bernard J. Ransil
    Pages 117-135

About this book

Introduction

Robert S. Mulliken, Nobel Laureate in chemistry, always had the intention to write a book about his field of research: molecular orbital theory. This is his scientific autobiography, edited posthumously by his former student Bernard J. Ransil and complemented with a memoir by Friedrich Hund, his scientific protagonist. Mulliken describes his career and gives an account of the contributions of his friends and colleagues at home and in Europe where he frequently travelled. And last but not least, he gives an accurate history of how the molecular orbital theory originated and how it evolved in an atmosphere of international exchange. The book is written in a particularly lively style, full of reminiscences and scientific facts, interwoven to produce an account of the Life of a Scientist.

Keywords

atmosphere chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard J. Ransil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineBeth Israel Hospital, and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61320-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50375-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61320-3
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