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January 17, 2006

Memorial service for Henry Taube, Nobel laureate, to be held Feb. 6

A memorial service for Nobel laureate Henry Taube will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the main dining room of the Stanford Faculty Club. The service is open to the public. A reception will be held in an adjacent room at 3:30 p.m., and another reception (5 to 6:30 p.m.) will follow the service.

Taube, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, was a member of the Stanford faculty from 1962 until his death on Nov. 16, 2005, at age 89. In 1983, he received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his insights into how electrons are transferred between molecules during chemical reactions.

During the memorial service, colleagues, family and friends will speak, and music will be performed by several students.

For more details, e-mail Aileen Agustin in the Department of Chemistry at For online directions to the Faculty Club, visit



Mark Shwartz, News Service: (650) 723-9296,


Aileen Agustin, Department of Chemistry: (650) 723-4770,

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