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Zare awarded Harvard alumni achievement medal
Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science, was one of three Harvard alumni who were selected as 1998 Centennial Medalists. The Centennial Medal, first awarded in 1989 at the 100th anniversary of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, honors alumni for contributions to society that have emerged from their graduate education. Zare received his doctorate in chemical physics from Harvard in 1964. He was recognized for research that "examines a variety of topics ranging from the basic understanding of chemical reaction dynamics to the nature of the chemical contents of single cells [and] has resulted in a greater understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level." The medals were awarded in a ceremony on June 3.
By David F. Salisbury