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Richard Barry Bernstein

Date of Birth 31-October-1923
Place of Birth Long Island
(United States of America, New York)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Richard B. Bernstein
Profession Chemist
Richard Barry Bernstein was an American physical chemist. He is primarily known for his researches in chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics by molecular beam scattering and laser techniques. He is credited with having founded femtochemistry, which laid the groundwork for developments in femtobiology. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1970. Among his awards were the National Medal of Science and the Willard Gibbs Award, both in 1989. Bernstein suffered a heart attack in Moscow and died shortly afterwards in Helsinki, Finland, aged 66.

Awards by Richard Barry Bernstein

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National Medal of Science for Chemistry
(For his development and use of the technique of molecular beams, which have played a significant role in shaping the field of modern chemical dynamics.)


NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
(For his scholarly research, distinguished by pioneering development of new methods, followed by brilliant theoretical and experimental examination of molecular systems having broad impact on current views of chemical reactivity.)