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Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

R. Gomer

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Dates

March 24, 1924 – December 12, 2016

Authorized Form of Name

Gomer, R. (Robert)

Additional Forms of Names

Gomer, Robert

Biography

Abstract

Robert Gomer is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, James Frank Institute at the University of Chicago (1950-present). Other institutional affiliations include Harvard University. His research interests include surface physics and chemistry.

Important Dates

March 24, 1924Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1944Obtained BA, Pomona College, Claremont (Calif.).

1949Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1949 – 1950Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow in Chemistry, Harvard University.

1950 – presentInstructor to Professor (1950-1977); Director (1977-1983); C. W. Eisendrath Distinguished Professor (1984-1996); and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry (1996-present), James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1981Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1981Member, National Academy of Sciences.

December 12, 2016Death, Chicago (Ill.).

Occupation

Surface physicist and chemist.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Undergraduate Education

Claremont (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Rochester (N.Y.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Death

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Chemisorption.

Field emission.

Physical chemistry.

Surface (Physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

Post-doc advisor at Harvard University and both employed at Harvard University.

Noyes, W. Albert (William Albert), 1898-1980

PhD advisor at University of Rochester on field electron emissions.

Colleagues

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Smalley, Richard E.

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Institutions

Major Positions

University of Chicago. James Franck Institute

Instructor to Professor; Director; C. W. Eisendrath Distinguished Professor; and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1981 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow in Chemistry.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)

Obtained BA (1944).

University of Rochester. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1949).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Field emission and field ionization / Robert Gomer.

Subject

Robert Gomer, chemist, longtime teacher and cherished colleague, 1924-2016 University of Chicago News obituary.