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Stanford Report, June 11, 1997

People item Richard Zare: 6/11/97

Richard Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry, has been named California Scientist of the Year by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals in science, technology and industry. Zare was lauded for his research in the are of laser chemistry, which has resulted in a greater understanding of chemical reactions at a molecular level.