The story of chemistry is a human adventure of both mind and action. From very early times, chemists have sought to expand our understanding of matter, from the atomic to the galactic. Meanwhile, they have contributed to the modern world as we know it, through new materials, medicines, and technologies, as well as environmental problems and solutions. Look for an expanding set of themes under which chemists have pursued their investigations over time.

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The Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields, with over 425 oral histories that deal with various aspects of science, of scientists, and of scientific practices. For more information please visit CHF’s Oral History Program or e-mail oralhistory@

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