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.

3 comments:

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.

http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-releases/michael-tinkham-passes-away-at

Jackson said...

Thank you..