Dudley R. Herschbach
(18 Jun 1932 - )
Science Quotes by Dudley R. Herschbach (1 quote)
Dudley Herschbach (source)
Two directed molecular fluxes are shown (idealized molecular beams). Where they cross, a reaction can take place and new molecules can form. In this example, oxygen atoms (red) react with hydrogen molecules (black), and form a long-lived complex, which is an energy-rich and thus unstable water molecule. Each complex dissociates finally to a hydrogen atom and a hydroxyl radical (departing top left). (source)
My interest in science was excited at age nine by an article on astronomy in National Geographic; the author was Donald Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. For the next few years, I regularly made star maps and snuck out at night to make observations from a locust tree in our back yard.
— Dudley R. Herschbach