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Chemical Heritage Foundation
The CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION (CHF) is an institution that preserves and promotes understanding of the history of science. Located in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , it includes a library , museum , archive , research center and conference center . It was founded in 1982 as a joint venture of the American Chemical Society and the University of Pennsylvania , as the CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY (CHOC). The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) became a co-founder in 1984. It was renamed the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 1992, and moved two years later to its current location, 315 Chestnut Street in Old City
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Nobel Prize
The NOBEL PRIZE (/ˈnoʊbɛl/ , Swedish pronunciation: ; Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian : Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry
Chemistry
, Literature , Peace
Peace
, Physics
Physics
and Physiology
Physiology
or Medicine
Medicine
were first awarded in 1901. Medals made before 1980 were struck in 23 carat gold, and later in 18 carat green gold plated with a 24 carat gold coating. Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organisations
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Christian B. Anfinsen
CHRISTIAN BOEHMER ANFINSEN, JR. (March 26, 1916 – May 14, 1995) was an American biochemist . He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease , especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation (see Anfinsen\'s dogma ). CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Career * 3 Christian B. Anfinsen
Christian B. Anfinsen
Award * 4 Selected works * 5 References * 6 External links BACKGROUNDAnfinsen was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania , into a family of Norwegian American immigrants. His parents were Sophie (née Rasmussen) and Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Sr., a mechanical engineer. The family moved to Philadelphia in the 1920s. He earned a bachelor\'s degree from Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College
in 1937
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Herbert C. Brown
HERBERT CHARLES BROWN (May 22, 1912 – December 19, 2004) was an English-born American chemist and recipient of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with organoboranes . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Research * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERBrown was born HERBERT BROVARNIK in London , to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants from Zhitomir , Pearl (née Gorinstein) and Charles Brovarnik, a hardware store manager and carpenter. He moved to the Chicago in June 1914, at the age of two. Brown attended Crane Junior College in Chicago, where he met Sarah Baylen, who he would later marry. The college closed soon after, and Brown and Baylen transferred to Wright Junior College . In 1935 he left Wright Junior College and that autumn entered the University of Chicago , completed two years of studies in three quarters, and earned a B.S. in 1936. That same year, he became a naturalized United States citizen
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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
ALFRED DUPONT CHANDLER JR. (September 15, 1918 – May 9, 2007) was a professor of business history at Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University , who wrote extensively about the scale and the management structures of modern corporations. His works redefined business and economic history of industrialization. He received the Pulitzer Prize for History for his work, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (1977). He has been called "the doyen of American business historians". CONTENTS * 1 Family and life * 2 Publications * 3 The Visible Hand * 4 Organizational synthesis * 5 Influence * 6 See also * 7 Bibliography * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links FAMILY AND LIFEChandler was the great-grandson of Henry Varnum Poor . "Du Pont" was apparently a family name given to his grandfather because his great-grandmother was raised by the Du Pont family, and there are other connections as well
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Margaret W. Rossiter
MARGARET W. ROSSITER (born July 1944) is an American historian of science, and Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, at Cornell University . Rossiter coined the term Matilda effect for the systematic repression and denial of the contribution of women scientists in research, whose work is often attributed to their male colleagues. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career and academic contributions * 3 Awards * 4 Works * 5 See also * 6 References EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONMargaret Rossiter and her twin brother Charles were born into a military family at the end of the Second World War . The family eventually settled in Massachusetts near Boston , first in Malden and then Melrose
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United States Bicentennial
The UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. It was a central event in the memory of the American Revolution
American Revolution
. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Ceremonial coinage * 3 Logo * 4 1975 events * 5 Events * 6 The Bicentennial on screen * 6.1 Television
Television
* 6.2 Films * 7 Gifts * 8 Gallery * 9 See also * 10 Notes * 11 References * 12 Further reading * 13 External links BACKGROUNDThe plans for the Bicentennial began when Congress created the AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION on July 4, 1966
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Edgar Fahs Smith
EDGAR FAHS SMITH (May 23, 1854 – May 3, 1928) was an American scientist who is best known today for his interests in the history of chemistry. He served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
from 1911 to 1920, was deeply involved in the American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
and other organizations, and was awarded the Priestley Medal
Priestley Medal
in 1926. He accumulated a large collection of pictures, books, and papers related to the history of chemistry, which today forms the nucleus of the Edgar Fahs Smith
Edgar Fahs Smith
Memorial Collection at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark on March 16, 2000
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John C. Haas
JOHN is a common English name and surname: * John (given name)
John (given name)
* John (surname) , including a list of people with the name JohnJOHN may also refer to: CONTENTS* 1 People with the given name * 1.1 Religious figures * 1.2 Rulers and other political figures * 1.3 Other religious figures * 2 Fictional characters * 3 Songs * 4 Other uses * 5 See also PEOPLE WITH THE GIVEN NAMERELIGIOUS FIGURES * John the Baptist (died c
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Glenn T. Seaborg
GLENN THEODORE SEABORG (/ˈsiːbɔːrɡ/ ; April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis , discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the elements . Seaborg spent most of his career as an educator and research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
, serving as a professor, and, between 1958 and 1961, as the university's second chancellor. He advised ten US Presidents – from Harry S. Truman
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American Society For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
The AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (ASBMB) is a learned society that was founded on December 26, 1906 at a meeting organized by John Jacob Abel (Johns Hopkins University ). The roots of the society were in the American Physiological Society , which had been formed some 20 years earlier. The ASBMB was originally called the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTS, before obtaining its current name in 1987. The society is based in Rockville, Maryland . ASBMB's mission is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals, the organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and by promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce. The organization currently has over 12,000 members
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Mettler Toledo
METTLER TOLEDO (NYSE : MTD) is a multinational manufacturer of scales and analytical instruments. It is the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. The company also provides various analytical instruments, process analytics instruments, and end-of-line inspection systems. The company operates worldwide, with 35% of net sales derived from both Europe and the Americas , and 30% from Asia and other countries
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Perkin-Elmer
PERKINELMER, INC., is an American multinational corporation focused in the business areas of human and environmental health, including: environmental analysis, food and consumer product safety, medical imaging, drug discovery, diagnostics, biotechnology, industrial applications, and life science research. PerkinElmer produces analytical instruments, genetic testing and diagnostic tools, medical imaging components, software, instruments, and consumables for multiple end markets. PerkinElmer is part of the S&P 500 Index and operates in 150 countries. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding companies * 1.2 Computer Systems Division * 1.3 1999 * 1.4 Recently * 2 Programs * 2.1 Hubble optics project * 2.2 KH-9 Hexagon * 3 Focus areas * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYFOUNDING COMPANIESPerkin-Elmer was founded in 1937 by Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer as an optical design and consulting company
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Bruce Merrifield
ROBERT BRUCE MERRIFIELD (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 References EARLY LIFEHe was born in Fort Worth , Texas
Texas
, on 15 July 1921, the only son of George E. Merrifield and Lorene née Lucas. In 1923 the family moved to California
California
where he attended nine grade schools and two high schools before graduating from Montebello High School in 1939. It was there that he developed an interest both in chemistry and in astronomy . After two years at Pasadena Junior College he transferred to the University of California
California
at Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduation in chemistry he worked for a year at the Philip R
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PerkinElmer
PERKINELMER, INC., is an American multinational corporation focused in the business areas of human and environmental health, including: environmental analysis, food and consumer product safety, medical imaging, drug discovery, diagnostics, biotechnology, industrial applications, and life science research. PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer
produces analytical instruments, genetic testing and diagnostic tools, medical imaging components, software, instruments, and consumables for multiple end markets. PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer
is part of the S&P 500
S&P 500
Index and operates in 150 countries
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Fisher Scientific
FISHER SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE : FSH) (colloquially known as FISHER) was a laboratory supply and biotechnology company that provided products and services to the global scientific research and United States clinical laboratory markets. Its customers included pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, colleges , universities, and secondary education institutions, medical research institutions , hospitals and reference labs and quality control, process control and research and development laboratories. The company offered more than 600,000 products and services to over 350,000 customers located in approximately 150 countries. No single customer represented more than 3% of its total sales in the year ended December 31, 2004. In May 2006, Fisher Scientific and Thermo Electron announced that they would merge in a tax-free, stock-for-stock exchange. The merger closed on November 9, 2006 and the merged company is now called Thermo Fisher Scientific
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