SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry

Polymer Science from 1935-1953

Consolidating the Paradigm

Authors: Patterson, Gary

  • An observation of the unfolding paradigms of the polymer science community

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This sequel to A Prehistory of Polymer Science begins with the Faraday Discussion of 1935 on Polymerization. Patterson then examines the remarkable rise and establishment of polymer science after 1935 from the perspective of the emergence of strong intellectual leaders. While enough biographical detail is presented to gain an appreciation for the role played by each leader, the emphasis of this volume is on the key concepts associated with each individual and how the community embraced these leaders.

About the authors

Gary Patterson is Professor of Chemical Physics and Polymer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the Chief Bibliophile of the Bolton Society at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Harvey Mudd College (B.S. Chemistry, 1968) and Stanford University (Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 1972). His thesis advisor was Paul Flory, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in Polymer Science in 1974. He was a Member of Technical Staff in the Chemical Physics Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1972-1984, when he joined the Chemistry Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the Charles Price Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2004-2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society. He received the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research in 1981 for his research in Polymer Science.  Gary is the Chair-elect of the History Division of the American Chemical Society.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polymer Science from 1935-1953
Book Subtitle
Consolidating the Paradigm
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43536-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43536-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-43535-9
Series ISSN
2212-991X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 88
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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