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Saburo Nagakura

Born October 3, 1920 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Chairman, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology, Japan.

Prize of the Chemical Society of Japan (1966); Asahi Prize (1971); Japan Academy Prize (1978); Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal (1996); J. Heyrovsky Medal (1996): A Person of Cultural Merits (1985); An Order of Cultural Merits (1990); Member of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (1983); Member of the Japan Academy (1984); Honorary Member of Chinese Chemical Society (1988); Foreign Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (1989); Honorary Member of the Royal Institution (London (1989); Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1990); Honorary D.Sc., University of Nebraska (1994); Honary Foreign Member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (1995).

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More than 300 papers on electronic structures and spectra of p-electron systems, molecular interactions (hydrogen bonding and electron donor-acceptor interaction), reaction intermediates and mechanisms, dynamic behaviour of excited molecules, and external magnetic field effects on chemical reactions.

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