John Pople

Nobel prize winning British chemist (1925-2004)

Sir John Anthony Pople, KBE, FRS (October 31, 1925March 15, 2004) was a British theoretical chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Walter Kohn in 1998 for his development of computational methods in quantum chemistry.

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  • Sometimes one can improve the theories in the sense of discovering a quicker, more efficient way of doing a given calculation.
    • describing his discoveries in Density functional theory, December 29, 1995, in an interview with István Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai (2000). Candid science: conversations with famous chemists, Volume 1 of Candid science. Imperial College Press. p. 180. ISBN 1860942288. 

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