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David Parker Craig 1919–2015

Noel S. Hush A B and Leo Radom A B
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A School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.

B Corresponding authors. Email: noel.hush@sydney.edu.auleo.radom@sydney.edu.au

Historical Records of Australian Science 28(2) 159-170 https://doi.org/10.1071/HR17018
Published: 18 October 2017


David Craig was an outstanding Australian theoretical chemist whose academic life oscillated between Australia (University of Sydney and Australian National University (ANU)) and the UK (University College London). The Craig Building of the Research School of Chemistry of the ANU was named in his honour in 1995. He was President of the Australian Academy of Science from 1990 to 1994, and the Academy’s David Craig Medal, which recognizes outstanding contributions to chemistry research, was inaugurated in his honour. His best-known research is in the fields of quantum theory and spectroscopy of aromatic molecules, molecular crystals, quantum electrodynamics and chirality.

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