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Rudolph A. Marcus

Rudolph A. Marcus in 2005
Born July 21, 1923
Montreal, Quebec
Citizenship United States
Nationality Canada
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Caltech
Alma mater McGill University
Known for electron transfer
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1992)

Rudolph "Rudy" Arthur Marcus (born July 21, 1923) is a Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry[1] for his theory of electron transfer. Marcus theory, named after him, provides a thermodynamic and kinetic framework for describing one electron outer-sphere electron transfer.

He was born in Montreal, Quebec. He earned a B.Sc. in 1943 and a Ph.D. in 1946, both from McGill University. In 1958, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He is an active professor at Caltech. He is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.


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