The Chemical & Engineering News editors compiled the list from 1200 nominator proposed by readers for Top 75 Distinguished Contributors to the Chemical Enterprise during the 75 years of C&EN's existence.
The top four vote getters by far were Linus Pauling, Robert B. Woodward, Glenn Seaborg, and Wallace Carothers. After that, the votes were close. The list includes 32 living scientists and contains 35 Nobel Prize winners, 28 recipients of the American Chemical Society's prestigious Priestley Medal, and 10 winners of the ACS Arthur C. Cope Award. Collectively, the group holds 25 National Medals of Science and three National Medals of Technology. The list is a "Who's Who" of outstanding researchers, people who helped transform the nature of the chemical industry, and influential teachers.
C&EN's goal in its 75th anniversary year is to highlight the important contributions that chemists and chemical engineers have made to society at large.
Diana Slade and Maureen Rouhi
C&EN headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Summary by 何莉 on 2004-02-11
Last updated by 何莉 on 2004-02-11