Ronald Breslow | November 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 46 | p. 36 | Obituaries
Issue Date: November 20, 2017

Obituary: Ronald Breslow

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries
Credit: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Ronald Breslow.
Credit: Chemical Heritage Foundation

Ronald Breslow, 86, died on Oct. 25 in New York City.

“He was an intellectual giant. Talking with Ronald about science was like a chess match—one where your opponent was always four moves ahead of you. It was frustrating at first but then so much fun. What I remember most vividly was his kindness for his family, his colleagues, and everyone in his group. He lived an amazing life and will be deeply missed.”—Alanna Schepartz, colleague and friend

Most recent title: professor of chemistry, Columbia University

Education: B.A., chemistry, 1952, and Ph.D., chemistry, 1955, Harvard University

Survivors: wife, Esther; daughters, Karen and Stephanie

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