Issue Date: January 31, 2011
E. Bright Wilson Award In Spectroscopy
Veronica Vaida’s colleagues call her a superb experimental spectroscopist whose work elegantly demonstrates the role that photochemical processes play in atmospheric chemistry.
Early contributions to the field by Vaida, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, involved the use of absorption spectroscopy to investigate reactive excited states. Notable examples include her use of spectroscopy with supersonic jet techniques to obtain information about the photodissociation of electronic states of molecules . . .
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