Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paul Barbara

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Paul Barbara, a tremendous physical chemist and National Academy of Sciences member at the University of Texas.  Prof. Barbara's research focused largely on electron transfer and single-molecule spectroscopy, and I met him originally because of a mutual interest in organic semiconductors.  He was very smart, funny, and a class act all the way, happy to talk science with me even when I was a brand new assistant professor just getting into our field of mutual interest.  He will be missed.


sam said...

whoa! sad and surprising!

Peter Armitage said...

Michael Tinkham also died recently...maybe last week. It is sad, but he had been not well for sometime.