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Kurt Mislow, pioneer in stereochemistry, dies at 94

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Kurt Mislow, the Hugh Stott Taylor Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Princeton University and a pioneer in the theory of modern stereochemistry, died on Oct. 5. He was 94 years old.

Mislow joined the Princeton faculty in 1964 and transferred to emeritus status in 1988.  He served as chair of the chemistry department from 1968 to 1974.

Kurt Mislow
Kurt Mislow
photo by Robert Matthews

“Kurt Mislow was a scholar of the very highest rank, a dedicated and gifted teacher, and a much admired leader within our community, said Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry and chair of Princeton’s Department of Chemistry. “He exemplified the teacher-scholar ethos that we all aspire to. He will be sadly missed both in our department, and by the chemistry community generally.” … 

The full announcement continues on the Princeton University website: