Henry Taube

Henry Taube, chemist, Nobel laureate (born 30 November 1915 in Neudorf, SK; died 16 November 2005).
Henry Taube, chemist, Nobel laureate (born 30 November 1915 in Neudorf, SK; died 16 November 2005).


Henry Taube, chemist, Nobel laureate (born 30 November 1915 in Neudorf, SK; died 16 November 2005) was educated at the University of Saskatchewan where he studied with J.W.T. Spinks and took classes in physics from Gerhard Herzberg, receiving the degrees of BSc (1935), MSc (1937) and honorary LLD (1973). He earned a PhD from the University of California and remained in the US to teach at the universities of California (Berkeley 1940-41), Cornell (1941-46) and Stanford (1961-86; professor emeritus). His fundamental research into the mechanism of chemical reactions, particularly those involving inorganic materials, has been recognized by many honours and awards including the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1983.