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Abstract Volume 9 Issue 4 (2004) pp 247-254

In Memoriam Christian Klixbüll Jørgensen (1931–2001), Superlative Chemist, Spectroscopist, Polymath, and Polyglot: A Personal Tribute

George B. Kauffman*

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,

Published online: 27 July 2004

Abstract. The life and career of polyglot and polymath Christian Klixbüll Jørgensen, who contributed to inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, physical chemistry, and spectroscopy over a period of more than four decades, are recounted.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; biography; inorganic chemistry; coordination chemistry; physical chemistry; spectroscopy; lanthanides; quarks; leptons; nomenclature.

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Issue date: August 1, 2004

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