Jaroslav Koutecky


Born October 14, 1922 in Kromeriz, Czechoslovakia. Professor, Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Czechoslovak State Prize (1954) for explanation of kinetic polarographic currents; Czechoslovak State Prize (1965) for contributions in quantum chemistry; Doctor honoris causa of the University of Reims, France (1978); Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa of the Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (1980); Gold Heyrovsky Medal for outstanding contributions in Czechoslovak Chemistry (1990); Corresponding member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science since (1962) (expelled 1972; rehabilitated 1989).

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Over 45 papers on electrochemistry; 75 papers on quantum chemistry and over 100 papers on the theory of surfaces and clusters.

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