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Biography

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Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

W. H. Flygare

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Dates

July 24, 1936 – May 18, 1981

Authorized Form of Name

Flygare, W. H., 1936-

Additional Forms of Names

Flygare, Willis H., 1936-

Biography

Abstract

Willis H. Flygare was Professor of Chemistry at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1961-1981). His research interests included light scattering and microwave spectroscopy.

Important Dates

July 24, 1936Birth, Jackson (Minn.).

1958Obtained BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield (Minn.).

1961Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1961 – 1981Instructor to Associate Professor of Chemistry (1961-1966) and Professor of Chemistry (1966-1981), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1974Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1981Awarded Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, American Physical Society.

May 18, 1981Death, Urbana (Ill.).

Occupation

Chemical physicist.

Places

Birth

Jackson (Minn.)

Undergraduate Education

Northfield (Minn.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Champaign (Ill.)

Death

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

Light Scattering.

Microwave spectroscopy.

Physical chemistry.

Zeeman effect.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Gutowsky, Herbert Sander, 1919-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Institutions

Major Positions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Chemistry

Instructor to Associate Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1981 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

St. Olaf College

Obtained BA (1958).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1961).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Molecular structure and dynamics / W. H. Flygare.

Subject

"Willis H. Flygare: 1936-1981", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Willis H. Flygare Physics Today obituary.