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Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Woodward? Oh, yeah. Isn't he that reporter guy? Who writes all those political books? Didn't he have something to do with Watergate, whatever that was?

Sorry, that's Robert Upshur Woodward. This is Robert Burns Woodward who won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Robert Burns Woodward was arguably the greatest synthetic chemist in the twentieth century. Which is kind of ironic since his one-time post-doctoral assistant and later colleague, William von Eggers Doering, commented that Robert ....

Well, if you want to learn more about Robert, there are web articles and even books about him. But for a little about his life, work, and a bit more about a rather interesting episode that started in 1944 and stretched out until 2008 (and which includes William's comments), just click here.