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Stuart A. Rice received his master's and doctorate from Harvard University and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard for two years before joining the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957 where he remains a well-known theoretical chemist who also does experimental research and is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago. Professor Rice has served the university in a wide variety of capacities during his forty-eight year tenure. He served as the director of the James Franck Institute (the university's center for physical chemistry and condensed matter physics) from 1961 to 1967, was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1976 and was Dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 1981 to 1995. In 1999 he received the National Medal of Science. In addition to his work at the University, he is currently on the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, managed by and affiliated with The University of Chicago, as well as Tel Aviv University. He has served as editor for Chemical Physics Letters, in addition to the series on Advances in Chemical Physics. He currently maintains a full research lab but has retired from teaching classes.
NEW ADVANCES IN MID-IR PULSE SHAPING AND ITS APPLICATION TO 2D IR SPECTROSCOPY AND GROUND-STATE COHERENT CONTROL ( David B. Strasfeld, Sang-Hee Shim, and Martin T. Zanni ). LOCAL CONTROL THEORY: RECENT APPLICATIONS TO ENERGY AND PARTICLE TRANSFER PROCESSES IN MOLECULES ( Volker Engel, Christoph Meier, and David J. Tannor ). DYNAMICS OF DOUBLE PHOTOIONIZATION IN MOLECULES AND ATOMS ( John H. D. Eland ). THE ELECTRIFIED LIQUID-LIQUID INTERFACE ( R. A. W. Dryfe ). THE PHYSICS OF ULTRATHIN SOLID-FLUID-SOLID FILMS: FROM SURFACE INSTABILITIES TO ISOLATED POCKETS OF FLUID ( Gavin A. Buxton and Nigel Clarke ). DYNAMICS OF THERMOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTALS ACROSS THE ISOTROPIC-NEMATIC TRANSITION AND THEIR SIMILARITY WITH GLASSY RELAXATION IN SUPERCOOLED LIQUIDS ( Dwaipayan Chakrabarti and Biman Bagchi ). COMPLEX PERMITTIVITY OF ICE Ih AND OF LIQUID WATER IN FAR INFRARED: UNIFIED ANALYTICAL THEORY ( Vladimir I. Gaiduk (deceased) and Derrick S. F. Crothers ). AUTHOR INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.