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Stanford Report, October 3, 2001

Henry Taube

Henry Taube, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus; at Stanford 1962-present. Awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his work on the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes."

After receiving the prize, he continued lecturing for a few years, noting "considerable improvement in the attentiveness of my students, though little in the message or the way it was transmitted had changed." He still contributes information for Stanford's introductory seminars but discontinued his research in August of this year. He continues to engage in professional activities, such as reviewing papers and consulting, but his major focus, he says, is "enjoying life."

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