Aron Kuppermann (1926-2011) was a leader in the field of computational chemistry and was best known for his theoretical studies
of the dynamics of chemical reactions. During his many years at Caltech (1963-2011), Kuppermann also worked as a consultant
for the World Bank on projects of Science and Technology in Brazil, China, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Uganda from 1983
to 2005. His papers reflect his avid interest in both scientific research and teaching.
Aron Kuppermann was born in São Paulo, Brazil on May 6, 1926. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1948, and another
in Civil Engineering in 1952, both from the University of São Paulo. In 1955 he received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from
the University of Notre Dame. From 1955 to 1963 he taught at the University of Illinois. He was appointed professor of Physical
Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in 1963, where he spent the rest of his academic career until his retirement
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