John A. Pople


Born October 31, 1925 in England. Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Senior US Scientist Award (1981). G. Willard Wheland Award, University of Chicago (1981). Evans Award, Ohio State University (1982). Oesper Award, University of Cincinnati (1984). Davy Medal, Royal Society, London (1988). Doctor of Science (honoris causa) University of Toronto, Canada (1990). ACS Award for Computers in Science, Atlanta, GA (1991). Max T. Rogers lecturer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1991). Wolf Prize in Chemistry (1992). Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1998).

Author of:

High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, J.A. Pople, W. G. Schneider, and H.J. Bernstein (McGraw-Hill, 1959). Approximate Molecular Orbital Theory, J.A. Pople and D.L. Beveridge (McGraw-Hill Series in Advanced Chemistry, 1970). Ab Initio Molecular Orbital Theory, W.J. Hehre, L. Radom, P.v.R. Schleyer, and J.A. Pople, John Wiley and Sons, (New York, 1986).

Important Contributions:

Development of semi-empirical and ab initio molecular orbital theory.