2002 Annual

Wednesday, 16 January 2002
Chemical Genealogy of an Atmospheric Chemist: James N. Pitts, Jr., A Case Study
Jeffrey S. Gaffney, ANL, Argonne, IL; and N. A. Marley
Poster PDF (159.5 kB)
Mentoring is a key aspect of atmospheric chemistry. Our recent mentors have a major influence on us and our research through their discussions and their work during the periods in our careers when we study with them.

How far back does this mentoring influence trace? Our mentors influence us, but they were impacted by their mentors, and so on. Presented here is a chemical genealogy of a well-known atmospheric chemist and a thesis advisor (for J. Gaffney). This genealogy indicates that the mentoring influence can be traced back for decades if not hundreds of years.

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Program, and by the Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission via the University of Texas, Austin, under contract W-31-109-Eng-38. This work was performed at Argonne National Laboratory.

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