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Dudley Herschbach

1986 Nobel Prize, chemistry

Dudley Herschbach was a member of the Chemical Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley before returning to Harvard as professor of chemistry, where he is now baird professor of Science . He has served as chairman of the Chemical Physics program and the Chemistry Department, and co-master with his wife Georgene of Currier House. His teaching includes graduate courses in quantum mechanics, chemical kinetics, molecular spectroscopy, and collision theory, as well as undergraduate courses in physical chemistry and general chemistry for freshmen. He is engaged in several efforts to improve K-12 science education and public understanding of science. He serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Science Service, which publishes *Science News* and conducts the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.