Stuchebrukhov research group           Department of Chemistry           University of California at Davis

Fifty Years of Electron Transfer
and RRKM Theories

2006 ACS Symposium in honor of Rudy Marcus,
September 10-14, San Francisco

Alexei Stuchebrukhov, UC Davis,, 530-752-7778
Stephen Klippenstein, Argonne National Laboratory,, 630-252-3596
Robert Cave, Harvey Mudd College, Robert_Cave@HMC.Edu, 909-621-8772

Fifty Years of Electron Transfer and RRKM Theories

Fan Support: Symposium speakers autographed a copy of Marcus'
initial electron-transfer theory paper (J. Chem. Phys. 1956, 24, 966).

Exactly fifty years ago, the first paper that led to the development of electron transfer theory was published by Rudy Marcus in the Journal of Chemical Physics.  Not long before that, a series of papers providing a quantitative theory, and later becoming known as RRKM, for unimolecular dissociation of polyatomic molecules had appeared. That was the beginning of an era of truly amazing developments in physical chemistry. This symposium was held in honor of Rudy Marcus and reviewed the past and the present of the electron transfer and unimolecular dynamics fields.

Program                        Participants                     Marcus Theory

Some Photos From The Symposium
ZIP-Archived Photo Gallery (full-size photos - 95MB)

C&EN Report On The Symposium: Five Decades Of Marcus Theories

(or try direct link to C&EN)