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Title: A Conversation with Fred W. McLafferty
Authors: McLafferty, Fred W.
Abruña, Héctor D.
Keywords: Oral history
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Aspects of Cornell University history
mass spectrometry
gaseous ion reactions
McLafferty Rearrangement
collisionally activated dissociation
electron capture dissociation
IR photodissociation spectroscopy
top down proteomics
Probability Based Matching
biomolecules and gaseous protein conformers
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: Internet-First University Press
Abstract: Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the faculty, Fred McLafferty, in which he shares his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about the distinctive character of his department and its nurturing environment. Topics [m:s]: Biography [13:37]; Cornell Faculty [6:26]; Department Changes [19:54]; Industry Changes [4:48]; McLafferty Rearrangement [6:46]; Long View [10:51]; Fourier Transform [9:21]; Next Frontiers [10:46]; Concluding Remarks [3:59] Short biographies of interviewee and interviewer [Hector Abruna] are included, in addition to a photo gallery and list of publications of the interviewee. Video Total Run Time: 1 hr and 31 minutes The streaming video is openly accessible at: The DVD was produced by J. Robert Cooke.
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A Conversation with Fred W. McLafferty

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1_McLafferty_READ_FIRST.pdfREAD ME FIRST41.19 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
2_Fred_W_McLafferty_Abbrev_Bio.pdfBrief Biography of Fred McLafferty63.25 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
3_McLafferty_CV_and_Bio.pdfCURRICULUM VITAE and Biography13.21 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
4_McLafferty_Publications.pdfList of Fred McLafferty's Publications365.47 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
5_H?ctor_D_Abru?a.pdfBiography of Hector Abruna54.73 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
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