Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

Richard Zare
Richard Zare

For his efforts to promote science in developing countries, RICHARD N. ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford, has been elected an associate fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Zare, chair of the Chemistry Department, is one of three Americans among the five new fellows and 45 associate fellows elected at the 20th general meeting of the academy, held in Durban, South Africa, on Oct. 20. Fellows must live and work in developing countries, associate fellows in developed countries.

“Professor Zare is one of the greatest physical chemists today, with monumental contributions to chemical dynamics and spectroscopy,” the citation read. “His work on laser induced fluorescence, combined with capillary format separations, has made possible the chemical analysis of single cells, and in sequencing the human genome.”

– Louis Bergeron

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