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Hammett, Louis P. (Louis Plack), 1894-1987.
Oral history interview with Louis Plack Hammett, 1978 May 1 and 22.
Childhood and major influences; college education at Harvard University; position at Edward C. Worden Co., position at Columbia University's chemistry department as a graduate student and instructor, as a professor, and as the department chairman; history of chemistry department's administration. Major emphasis on his research results and papers spanning his entire career; Hammett equation and acidity theory; his contact with students Henry P. Treffers, Martin Paul, Lois Zucker. Work during the World War I and World War II; consulting work; development of the field of physical organic chemistry and opinion of the future of chemistry. Philosophy of research; talk with Mrs. Hammett. Also prominently mentioned are: Roger Adams, Adkins, Bernard Auchincloss, Paul Doughty Bartlett, Hal Beans, Ernst Bodenstein, Marston Bogert, Branch, Breslow, Johannes Brn︣sted, Joseph Bunnett, Burkhardt, Mary Caldwell, Ray Christ, James Bryant Conant, Ralph Connor, Alder J. Deyrup, John R. Dunning, Henry Eyring, Leo Flexser, George S. Forbes, Ernie Grunwald, Janet Hammett, Arthur R. Hantzsch, Christopher Ingold, Iserman, James Kendall, Elmer Kohler, A. B. Lamb, Irving Langmuir, Jose Levy, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Willard Frank Libby, Bill McEwan, J. L. R. Morgan, Rosetta Natoli, J. M. Nelson, James Flack Norris, Louis Plack, Michael Polanyi, T. W. Richards, R. Robinson, Smith, Alexander Smith, E. F. Smith, Hermann Staudinger, Julius Stieglitz, Arthur Thomas, Harold Clayton Urey, George Walden, Chaim Weizmann, E. C. Worden, Theodore Zucker, Dick Zuemer; Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity, American Chemical Society, Commercial Solvents Co., E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule at Zurich, Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan Project, Petroleum Research Fund, Rohm and Haas Co., United States President's Science Advisory Committee, Universal Oil Production Corporation, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Illinois, and University of Wisconsin.
American physical chemist. Ph.D., chemistry (Columbia University, 1923). Professor of chemistry, Columbia University (1924-1961); research chemist at Carnegie Institute adn the National Research Council.
Hammett, Louis P. (Louis Plack), 1894-1987.
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952.
American Chemical Society.
Columbia University
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Harvard University.
Johns Hopkins University.
Petroleum Research Fund.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of California, Los Angeles.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Wisconsin.
Acidity function.
Physical organic chemistry.
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.
Hammett equation.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Science -- Study and teaching
World War, 1914-1918 -- Science.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Adams, Roger, 1889-1971
Auchincloss, Bernard.
Bartlett, Paul Doughty.
Beans, Hal.
Bodenstein, Ernst.
Bogert, Marston.
Brønsted, Johannes.
Bunnett, Joseph.
Caldwell, Mary.
Christ, Ray.
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978.
Conner, Ralph.
Deyrup, Alder J.
Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975.
Eyring, Henry.
Flexser, Leo.
Forbes, George S.
Grunwald, Ernie.
Hammett, Janet.
Hantzsch, Arthur R.
Ingold, Christopher.
Kendall, James.
Kohler, Elmer Peter, 1865-1938
Lamb, Arthur B.
Levy, Jose.
Libby, Willard F.
McEwan, Bill.
Morgan, J. L. R.
Natoli, Rosetta.
Nelson, J. M.
Norris, James Flack.
Paul, Martin.
Plack, Louis.
Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976
Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928.
Robinson, R.
Smith, Alexander.
Smith, E. F.
Staudinger, Hermann.
Stieglitz, Julius.
Thomas, Arthur.
Treffers, Henry Pete.
Walden, George.
Worden, E. C.
Zucker, Theodore.
Zuemer, Dick.
Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity.
Commercial Solvents Co.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Rohm and Haas Co.
Gortler, Leon, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA