The Oral History Project of the Department of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell
University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, presents this DVD of an
extended interview with a senior member of the
faculty in which they share their lifes journey,
their professional interests and their reflections
about the distinctive character of their
department and its nurturing environment.
Their comments reveal some of the aspects that
make this an exemplary academic unit. Short
biographies of interviewee and interviewer are
included, in addition to a photo gallery and list
of publications of the interviewee.
Simon Bauer's papers deal with molecular structure determinations by electron diffraction, EXAFS and spectroscopic techniques, measurement of
the physical and thermochemical properties of
the boranes, kinetics of fast reactions and
spectral emissions at high temperatures, as
studied in shock tubes and in chemical laser
systems, and models of nucleation /
He was a Guggenheim Fellow (1949), an NSF
Senior Postdoctorate Fellow (1962) at CNRC
and the Weizmann Institute, NAS
Interacademy Exchange Fellow (USSR, 1966).
In 1979 he received an Alexander von
Humboldt Award and spent 6 months at the
Max Planck Institute in Garching-Munchen.
Bauer, Simon; Widom, Ben; Scheraga, Harold (The Internet-First University Press, 2011-10-15)
The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology saluted Simon Bauer on the occasion of his 100th birthday in an event on October 15, 2011 in the recently opened Physical Sciences Building. Accompanied by his extended family, Bauer traveled to Ithaca for the event and personally delivered a 16-minute address. This was followed by remarks by his former Ph.D. student Ben Widom, Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus, who reviewed some highlights of Bauer’s distinguished career in science. Professor Emeritus Harold A. Scheraga delivered the after dinner speech. Running time 61 minutes. See also 'A Conversation with Simon Bauer' at http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/3768
Bauer, Simon H.; Hughes, Robert E. (Internet-First University Press, 2006-09)
The Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology sponsored this DVD video about Simon H. Bauer [runtime: 2 hr, 47 min] with interviewer Robert E. Hughes. Topics covered are [minutes:seconds]: Introduction [1:58]; Early Years [1:58]; Undergrad at U. Chicago [2:55]; Graduate at U. Chicago [0:31]; Electron Diffraction-1 [0:34]; Mass Spectrometry [1:39]; Research in 30?s vs. present [3:33]; Computers [1:13]; I. I. Rabi [1:35]; Postdoc Study at CalTech [0:58]; Infrared Studies [1:04]; Linus Pauling [1:17]; Depression Era Job [2:49]; Cornell Appointment 1938 [0:55]; Lynn Hoard [0:38]; Teaching Qualitative Analysis [1:22]; Electron Diffraction-2 [1:37]; Harry Bush [1:03]; Peter Debye-1 [2:51]; Frank Long [1:10]; Fluorocarbon [1:04]; Electron Diffraction-3 [1:03]; Ken Hedberg [1:18]; John Kirkwood and Peter Debye-2 [4:01]; Paul Flory and Peter Debye-3 [1:06]; Chemical Kinetics [2:01]; Impact tubes-1 [1:53]; R. C. Tollman [3:37]; Shock Tubes-2 [1:56]; Hans Bethe [2:00]; Sound Dispersion [2:36]; Photoacoustic Effect [2:46]; CO2/N2 Lasers [1:37]; Shock Tube Studies-2 [10:58]; Single-pulse Shock Tubes [2:07]; Chemical Lasers [2:10]; Polyani[2:54]; Molecular Beams [1:53]; Excited States [0:39]; DF Lasers [0:40]; UV Lasers [1:14]; NMR Techniques [4:24]; Formic Acid [1:34]; X-ray / CHESS Studies [6:22]; Heats of Formation of CH Species [3:09]; Heats of Formation of Boron Hydrides [6:05]; Electron Diffraction [2:07]; Boron Hydride Oxidations [1:19]; Condensation of Vapors [11:44]; Shock-tube Synthesis of Amino Acids [6:09]; Four-center Reactions [3:32]; G. N. Lewis-Acid/Base Reactions [4:54]; Instructional Importance of Quantum Physics [11:39]; Conclusion [2:15]. Additional Resources: Bauer Biography and List of Publications; Bauer Photo Gallery; Hughes Brief Biography. At 95 he continues to publish. The streaming video is openly accessible at: http://ifup.cit.cornell.edu. The DVD was produced by J. Robert Cooke.
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