Recipient

Robert M. Pearlstein
Purdue University


Citation:

"For pioneering contributions in the application of theoretical physics to understanding the first steps of conversion of electromagnetic energy into chemical energy in photosynthesis; in particular, for elucidating the creation and motion of photosynthesis excitons."


Selection Committee:

H. Frauenfelder, Chair, W. Webb, G. Feher, E. Greenbaum, P.G. Debrunner, S. Krimm