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Ana Simões

A. Simoes  
Photo © Faculty Page of A. Simões
Ana Isabel Simões is Assistant Professor, History of the Natural Sciences, at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She had finished her thesis on Converging trajectories, diverging traditions: Chemical bond, valence, quantum mechanics and chemistry, 1927-1937 in 1993 under the guidance of S.G. Brush,  University of Maryland.
This direction continues to constitute a major part of her present research interests.

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The publications of A. Simões cover people like G.N. Lewis, N.V. Sidgwick, R.S. Mulliken, and C.A. Coulson -
then time-dependent phenomena like the beginnings of quantum chemistry in Germany and in Britain.

The latest list of publications of Ana Simões may be found here.

A really revealing, lively and interesting article :

Ana Simões and Kostas Gavroglu, Issues in the History of Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry, 1927—1960.

may be found right here. You simply must read that one - I love it, it catches much of the spirit of these early days (at least that's what this website thinks)!

And another one, as well a MUST, with many portraits addes by this website :

Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões , The Americans, the Germans, and the beginnings of quantum chemistry: The confluence of diverging traditions.

Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, 25(1), 47-110 (1994).

It may be found on this website here. Same comment as above, an excellent paper!

A bit bulky with 400 KB (some 60 printed pages, pictures), but no sense cutting it any smaller due to the dynamic referencing used. Sorry, you modem folks - but (without irony) how about a cup of coffee while loading?
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