Awards & Winners

Robert Burns Woodward

Date of Birth 10-April-1917
Place of Birth Boston
(Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America, Area code 617, Area code 857)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Chemist, Science writer
Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist. He is considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century, having made many key contributions to the subject, especially in the synthesis of complex natural products and the determination of their molecular structure. He also worked closely with Roald Hoffmann on theoretical studies of chemical reactions. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1965.

Awards by Robert Burns Woodward

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Burns Woodward.


Copley Medal
(In recognition of his masterly contributions to the synthesis of complex natural products and his discovery of the importance of orbital symmetry.)


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for his outstanding achievements in the art of organic synthesis)


National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For an imaginative new approach to the synthesis of complex organic molecules and, especially, for [his] brilliant syntheses of strychnine, reserphine, lysergic acid, and chlorophyll.)