John S. Waugh

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  • 1988-1989
John S. Waugh
Spring 1989
Topics in Chemistry

“Many of the past half-century’s discoveries in chemistry, physics, biology and materials science flow in part from MIT Professor Emeritus John S. Waugh’s pioneering work in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). His theoretical and experimental breakthroughs revolutionized the field of NMR spectroscopy, an extremely powerful and widely used research tool that uses the magnetic properties of atoms to determine the physical and chemical properties of molecules.” Read more about Professor Waugh’s work via MIT News.

Read the 1988 citation by the Killian Award Selection Committee