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Herbert Sander Gutowsky

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Dates

November 8, 1919 – January 13, 2000

Authorized Form of Name

Gutowsky, Herbert Sander, 1919-

Biography

Abstract

Herbert Sander Gutowsky was Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Chemistry, Center for Advanced Study, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1948-2000). His research interests included nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and molecular structure.

Important Dates

November 8, 1919Birth, Bridgman (Mich.).

1940Obtained AB, Indiana University, Bloomington (Ill.).

1946Obtained MS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1948 – 2000Instructor to Professor of Chemistry (1948-1956); Head, Division of Physical Chemistry (1956-1962); Professor of Chemistry (1956-1983); Head, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (1967-1970); Head, Department of Chemistry (1970-1983); and Research Professor of Chemistry, Center for Advanced Study (1983-2000), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1949Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1956Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1957Walker-Ames Visiting Professor, University of Washington.

1960Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1976Awarded National Medal of Science.

1983Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry.

January 13, 2000Death, Urbana (Ill.).

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Bridgman (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

Bloomington (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Urbana (Ill.)

Death

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

Biochemistry.

Biophysics.

Chemistry.

Materials science.

Molecular structure.

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Nuclear magnetic resonance.

Physical chemistry.

Relationships

People

Family

Enyart, Esther Ruth Gutowsky

Sister.

Gutowsky, Barbara Stuart

First wife, married 1949. Divorced 1981.

Gutowsky, Christopher C.

Son.

Gutowsky, Hattie Neyer

Mother.

Gutowsky, Otto

Father.

Gutowsky, Robb E.

Son.

Gutowsky, Virginia Warner

Second wife, married 1982.

Advisors & Collaborators

Farrar, Thomas C. (Thomas Clark), 1933-

Advised by Gutowsky at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Molecular structure and dynamics of liquids by NMR."

Jonas, J.

Advised by Gutowsky while post-doc at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in chemical physics and physical chemistry.

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

PhD advisor at Harvard University on Problems in Molecular Structure and the Solid State.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Gutowsky used Pake's apparatus in the Lyman physics lab at Harvard to show how nuclear magnetic resonance made it possible to study the structure and motion of molecules in solids.

Stejskal, E. O., 1932-

Advised by Gutowsky at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Relaxation phenomena in radiofrequency spectroscopy."

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.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Flygare, W. H., 1936-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lauterbur, Paul C., 1929-2007

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Institutions

Major Positions

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained MS (1946). Visiting Professor.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Chemistry

Instructor to Professor of Chemistry; Head, Division of Physical Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; Head, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Head, Department of Chemistry; and Research Professor of Chemistry, Center for Advanced Study.

University of Washington. Department of Chemistry

Walker-Ames Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Harvard University. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry (1949).

Indiana University, Bloomington. Department of Chemistry

Obtained AB (1940).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Received 1983 Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"Herbert Sander Gutowsky: 1919-2000", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences