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Jack Dunitz Papers, 1927-2009

Timeline for Jack Dunitz

1923 Jack David Dunitz is born on March 29 in Glasgow, Scotland to William and Mildred Dunitz.
1944 Dunitz graduates from Glasgow University with a bachelor of science degree.
1946 Dunitz accepts a position as research fellow at the Chemical Crystallography Laboratory at Oxford University.
1947 Dunitz earns his Ph.D. at Glasgow University under the supervision of J. Monteath Robertson.
1948 The California Institute of Technology employs Dunitz as an A. A. Noyes Research Fellow.
1951 Dunitz returns to Oxford University as a research fellow in the Chemical Crystallography Laboratory.
1953 After completing his work at Oxford, Dunitz returns to the California Institute of Technology for a second A. A. Noyes Research Fellowship.
Jack Dunitz and Barbara Steuer are married on August 11, 1953 at Den Hague, Holland.
1954 Dunitz serves as a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
1955 Marguerite Dunitz, Jack and Barbara's first child, is born on May 14, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland.
1956 Dunitz takes a position as Senior Research Fellow at the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory at The Royal Institution in London.
1957 Julia Dunitz, Jack and Barbara's second child, is born on April 15, 1957 in London, England.
Dunitz assumes a position as Professor of Chemical Crystallography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.
1964 Dunitz is promoted to full Professor of Chemical Crystallography at the Swiss Institute of Technology.
1968 Dunitz accepts an Overseas Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge.
1974 Dunitz is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
1977 Dunitz is awarded the Centenary Medal from the Chemical Society in London.
1979 Dunitz is appointed Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.
That same year, Dunitz is named a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.
1980 Dunitz is honored as the 1980 Havinga Lecturer by the University of Leiden.
1981 Dunitz is named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1985 Dunitz receives the Tishler Award at Harvard University.
1986 The Swiss Chemical Society awards Dunitz with the Paracelsus Prize.
1988 Dunitz becomes a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
1989 Dunitz joins the Academia Europaea.
That same year, Dunitz is awarded the Bijvoet Medal by the University of Utrecht.
1990 After thirty-three years of service to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Dunitz retires.
In due course, Dunitz receives an honorary doctorate from the Israel Institute of Technology, becomes an Honorary Member of the Swiss Society of Crystallography and receives the Gregori Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
1991 Dunitz joins the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
That same year, Dunitz receives the Buerger Award from the American Crystallographic Association.
1992 The Weizmann Institute of Science awards Dunitz with an honorary Ph. D.
1997 Dunitz is appointed Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also joins the American Philosophical Society as a Foreign Member.
The American Chemical Society likewise awards Dunitz with the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.
1999 Dunitz receives an honorary doctorate of science from Glasgow University.
2000 Dunitz becomes an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
2004 The Swiss Chemical Society appoints Dunitz as Honorary Member.

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