A Caltech Library Service

Anthony Leonid Turkevich - Obituary

Economou, Thanasis E. and Wasserburg, Gerald J. (2003) Anthony Leonid Turkevich - Obituary. Physics Today, 56 (6). p. 78. ISSN 0031-9228. doi:10.1063/1.1595067.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Anthony Leonid Turkevich, a nuclear radiochemist and physicist and a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, died in his sleep on 7 September 2002 at his home in Lexington, Virginia. He was widely esteemed for his great intellectual powers, deep physical insight, and personal integrity. Tony was born in New York City on 23 July 1916, the son of a Russian Orthodox clergyman who became a head of the Russian Orthodox Church in both North America and Japan. In 1937, Tony earned a BA from Dartmouth College and, in 1940, a PhD in physical chemistry from Princeton University. His doctoral work was on diffusion determination of molecular structures and dielectric investigations of the motion of organic molecules in the solid state. Shortly after his graduation, he was invited to the University of Chicago as a research physicist in the department of physics; he worked on UV spectroscopy and the radiochemical studies of the fission products.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription DOIArticle
Wasserburg, Gerald J.0000-0002-7957-8029
Additional Information:© 2003 American Institute of Physics.
Issue or Number:6
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20131113-102732597
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:42422
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Nov 2013 16:18
Last Modified:10 Nov 2021 16:22

Repository Staff Only: item control page