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Herbert A. Hauptman

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Dates

February 14, 1917 – October 23, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Hauptman, Herbert A. (Herbert Aaron), 1917-2011

Additional Forms of Names

Hauptman, Herbert A.

Biography

Abstract

Herbert A. Hauptman was a physical and structural chemist at the Medical Foundation of Buffalo. He shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jerome Karle "for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures."

Important Dates

February 14, 1917Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1935Awarded Belden Prize.

1937Obtained BSc in Mathematics, City College New York, New York (N.Y.).

1939Obtained Masters in Mathematics, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1947 – 1955Physicist-Mathematician, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington (D.C.).

1953Wrote Solution of the Phase Problem I. The Centrosymmetric Crystal.

1955Obtained PhD in Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park (Md.).

1959Awarded RESA Award in Pure Science.

1970 – 2011Professor of Chemistry (1970-1985); Researcher (1970-1972); and Research Director Crystallographic Group (1972), Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute Inc, Buffalo (N.Y.).

1984Awarded Patterson Award with Jerome Karle.

1985Awarded Honorary DSc, University of Maryland.

1985Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jerome Karle "for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures".

1986Awarded Gold Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement.

1986Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degree, City College of New York (CCNY), New York (N.Y.).

1986Awarded Schoellkopf Award, American Chemical Society.

1986Awarded Townsend Harris Medal.

1986Awarded Medal, Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1986Awarded National Library of Medicine Medal.

1986Awarded Western New York Man of the Year Award.

1986Awarded Norton Medal.

1986Inducted into Nobel Hall of Science.

1987Member, Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1987Awarded Cooke Award, University of New York Buffalo.

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1989Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Chemistry, University of Parma.

1989Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degree, D’Youville College.

1990Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Columbia University.

1991Awarded Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales.

October 23, 2011Death, Buffalo (N.Y.).

Occupation

Physical and structural chemist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

College Park (Md.)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Death

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Subjects

Crystallography.

Physical chemistry.

Relationships

People

Family

Hauptman, Edith Citrynell

Wife.

Hauptman, Israel

Father.

Hauptman, Leah Rosenfeld

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Karle, Jerome

Shared 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures."

Institutions

Major Positions

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

Physicist-Mathematician.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Chemical Society

Awarded 1986 Schoellkopf Award.

City University of New York. City College

Awarded 1986 Honorary Doctor of Science degree.

College of the City of New York (1926-1961). City College

Obtained BSc in Mathematics (1937).

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained Masters in Mathematics (1939). Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degree (1990).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

State University of New York at Buffalo

Awarded 1987 Cooke Award.

Università di Parma

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Chemistry.

University of Maryland, College Park. Department of Mathematics

Obtained PhD in Mathematics (1955). Awarded Honorary DSc (1985).

University of New South Wales

Awarded 1991 Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Herbert A. Hauptman papers, 1915-2014.

University Archives

State University of New York at Buffalo

420 Capen Hall, Amherst Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Herbert A. Hauptman Nobel Prize Biography

Herbert Aaron Hauptman Physics Today obituary