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Miller receives the Herschbach Award

Professor William H. Miller

Professor William H. Miller

July 12, 2007

William H. Miller will be awarded the inaugural Dudley R. Herschbach Award for Excellence in Research in the field of the dynamics of molecular collisions.

The award, to be initiated at the 2007 Dynamics of Molecular Collisions Meeting in Santa Fe New Mexico,  will be given to two recipients every year, a theoretician and an experimentalist, thereby reflecting the nature of the DMC meeting. The award banquet will be held at the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe on Thursday, July 12th. The recipients of the award are chosen by a committee consisting of the Chair, vice Chair and the previous three Chairs of the DMC meeting. Learn more about the meeting and the award by clicking here:
http://www.dynamicsofmolecularcollision.org/Herschbach.html

Dudley Herschbach, who shared the 1986 Nobel Prize with John C. Polanyi and Berkeley’s Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Yuan T. Lee, was a member of the Berkeley chemistry faculty from 1959 to1963.  Miller shares the prize with Professor Richard N. Zare of Stanford, who was an NSF predoctoral fellow with Herschbach at Berkeley from 1961 to 1963.

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