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Finding Aid to the Yuan T. Lee papers, 1964-1994 (bulk 1980-1993)
BANC MSS 90/134 c  
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Description
The Yuan T. Lee papers including correspondence, research proposals, organizational records, project files and university records.
Background
A professor in the Chemistry Department at U.C. Berkeley starting in 1974, Yuan T. Lee is best known for his work on the use of chemical kinetic techniques to investigate and manipulate the behavior of chemical reactions involving relative large molecules by using crossed molecular beams. Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1936, he graduated from the National Taiwan University in 1959 with a B.Sc., earned an M.S. at the National Tsing Hua University in 1961 and completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at U.C. Berkeley in 1965. After post-doctoral studies at Harvard University under the tutelage of Dudley Herschbach, he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago in 1968. His subsequent appointment as Professor of Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley seven years later also included the role of principal investigator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From 1994-2006, Lee was also President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Chief among the many accolades he received over the years was the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986. In addition, he was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975), has been awarded the National Medal of Science (1986) and was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Currently Dr. Lee is Professor Emeritus of the Chemistry Department at U.C. Berkeley and is serving as President of the International Council for Science.
Extent
9 cartons (11.25 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.