The Papers of Robert G. Parr
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Robert G. Parr was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1921. He attended Brown University and did his graduate work at the University of Minnesota under Bryce Crawford. He subsequently taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robert G. Parr was an important theoretical chemist. In concert with his pupil Rudolph Pariser and in conjunction with the researches of Sir John Pople he contributed to the formulation of what came to be called Pariser-Parr-Pople (PPP) for predicting electronic spectra. In the latter part of his career he devoted his energy to the Density Functional Theory. Robert G. Parr is now retired.
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This collection includes a complete run of Robert G. Parr's self-published journal CIT-JHU- NCU QUANTA, a nearly complete run of Parr reprints a set of sound recordings made at the Shelter Island Conference of 1951 and several notebooks and diaries. The papers were in very good order and were processed as found.
Organized into 7 series. 1. Biographical Materials; 2. CIT-JHU-UNC QUANTA Members correspondence; 3.General Correspondence; 4. Research Notes; 5.Reprints 6.Notebooks; 7.Academic Career.
This is large document collection of research notes, reprints correspondence and notebooks covering the career of one of America's premiere quantum chemists.
Source of acquisition--Parr, Robert G. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2003..
- Quantum chemistry
- Mass spectrometry
- Quantum theory
- Density functionals
- Chemistry -- Data processing
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