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Chemistry Professor Earns Award for Lasers

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April 10, 2002|From Times Staff Reports

A UC Irvine professor has received the 2002 Richard C. Tolman medal, awarded to Southern California residents for outstanding contributions to chemistry in research and leadership.

Peter Rentzepis, who holds a UC presidential chair, won the medal for his development of ultra-fast laser techniques that have helped revolutionize many areas of science. The Tolman medal is the most prestigious for Southern California chemists. Among its recipients are six Nobel laureates.

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