The working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material of chemist Rudolph A. Marcus form the collection
known as the R. A. Marcus Papers in the California Institute of Technology Archives. Marcus is best known for his contributions
to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems, for which he won the 1992 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Chemist Rudolph A. Marcus received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1992 for "his contributions to the theory of electron transfer
reactions in chemical systems." The Marcus theory sheds light on diverse and fundamental phenomena such as photosynthesis
and cell metabolism, and serves as the basis for all subsequent theoretical developments in the field of chemical reaction
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise,
is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
The collection is open for research with the exception of the following files: 2.4, 6.37, 40.10, 19.12, 20.5, and boxes 10-11,
and 16, that are closed due to their personal confidential matters. Researchers must apply in writing for access.