E. Bright Wilson


Born on December 18, 1908. Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Harward Chemical Laboratories, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, U.S.A.

Member of : National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Aca.demy of Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society, American Physical Society.

Author of:

"Introduction to Quantum Mechanics" (Linus Pauling), "Molecular Vibrations" (with J.C. Decius and Paul C. Cross), "Introduction to Scientific Research".

Important Contributions:

Studies in molecular spectra and molecular quantum mechanics experimental and theoretical considerations in infra-red and Raman spectroscopy and microwave spectroscopy; theory of the rotation and vibration of molecules including effects of electrical fields, internal rotation, rotational isomerism, etc.; application of the experimental technique and analysis of the data for various molecules.

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