Robert G. Parr


Born September 22, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Wassily Hoeffding Professor of Chemical Physics, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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D. hon. University of Leuven and Jagiellonian University. National Academy of Sciences (USA). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Indian National Science Academy. Irving Langmuir Award of the American Chemical Society. North Carolina Award in Science. National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences.

Author of:

Molecular Electronic Structure (Benjamin 1963); Density Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules (Oxford 1989) (with W. Yang.)

Important Contributions:

Ab initio methods, semiempirical methods, separability and localization, electron correlation, vibrational potential functions, internal rotation, electrostatic models, density-functional theory and methods, chemical concepts from density-functional theory, applications of information theory in quantum chemistry.

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