Main content

Addenda to the papers of Robert G. Parr


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Robert Parr worked closely with Rudolph Pariser on the formulation of what later became known as the P-P-P (for Pariser-Parr-Pople) Theory. Density Functional Theory (or DFT) became the consuming passion of his later years and when, in 1999, Dr. Walter Kohn, the proponent of DFT, was awarded the Nobel Prize with John Pople, he invited Robert Parr to attend the ceremonies as his guest. Some felt that Parr should have shared in the award. As of 2005, Robert G. Parr is retired and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog:

The collection mainly consists of Parr's working research files. There are also reports, project proposals and correspondence files.

Source of acquisition--Parr, Robert G. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2005..

Science History Institute Archives

Collection Inventory

Print, Suggest