A Conversation with Fred W. McLafferty

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Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the faculty, Fred McLafferty, in which he shares his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about the distinctive character of his department and its nurturing environment. Topics [m:s]: Biography [13:37]; Cornell Faculty [6:26]; Department Changes [19:54]; Industry Changes [4:48]; McLafferty Rearrangement [6:46]; Long View [10:51]; Fourier Transform [9:21]; Next Frontiers [10:46]; Concluding Remarks [3:59]

Short biographies of interviewee and interviewer [Hector Abruna] are included, in addition to a photo gallery and list of publications of the interviewee. Video Total Run Time: 1 hr and 31 minutes

The streaming video is openly accessible at: http://ifup.cit.cornell.edu. The DVD was produced by J. Robert Cooke.

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2006-09
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Internet-First University Press
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Oral history; Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Aspects of Cornell University history; mass spectrometry; gaseous ion reactions; McLafferty Rearrangement; GC/MS; LC/MS; MS/MS; collisionally activated dissociation; neutralization-reionization; electron capture dissociation; IR photodissociation spectroscopy; top down proteomics; Probability Based Matching; biomolecules and gaseous protein conformers
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