Stanford Report, October 3, 2001
In memory of Stanford's deceased laureates
|Felix Bloch, physics (1952); died 1983; with Edward Mills
Purcell "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic
precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith."
Bloch, a professor of physics, came to Stanford in 1934 and became
emeritus in 1971.
|Paul Flory, chemistry (1974); died 1985; "for his
fundamental achievements, both theoretical and experimental, in the
physical chemistry of the macromolecules." Flory, a professor of
chemistry, came to Stanford in 1961 and became emeritus in
|Robert Hofstadter, physics (1961); died 1990; "for his
pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for
his thereby achieved discoveries concerning the structure of the
nucleons." Hofstadter, a professor of physics, came to Stanford in
1950 and became emeritus in 1985.
|Linus C. Pauling, chemistry (1954); peace (1962); died
1994; at the time of the awards at the California Institute of
Technology; chemistry: "for his research into the nature of the
chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the
structure of complex substances"; peace: for his efforts to bring
about an international ban on nuclear testing and to promote world
peace. Pauling, a professor of chemistry, came to Stanford in 1969
and became emeritus in 1975.
|Arthur L. Schawlow, physics (1981); died 1999; with
Nicolaas Bloembergen "for their contribution to the development of
laser spectroscopy." Schawlow, a professor of physics, came to
Stanford in 1961 and became emeritus in 1991.
|William Shockley, physics (1956); died 1989; at the time
of the award at the Semiconductor Laboratory of Beckman
Instruments; with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain "for
their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the
transistor effect." Shockley, a professor of electrical
engineering, came to Stanford in 1963 and became emeritus in