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John S. Waugh

John S. Waugh
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma materDartmouth College (A.B.) - 1949
California Institute of Technology (PhD) - 1953
Dartmouth College (ScD) - 1989
Known forComputational studies of spin systems,
NMR spectroscopy in solids
Notable prizesWolf Prize in Chemistry (1983)

John S. Waugh (born 1929) is an American chemist and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of ANTIOPE, a freeware general purpose Windows-based simulator of the spectra and dynamics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). He has also used systems of a few coupled spins to illustrate the general requirements for equilibrium and ergodicity in isolated systems.

In 1974 Waugh was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), in the Chemistry section.[1]

Waugh was awarded the Wolf Prize in Chemistry for 1983/84, a prestigious international prize bestowed by the Wolf Foundation. He shared in the prize with two other US-based researchers working (independently) in the field of NMR spectroscopy, Herbert S. Gutowsky and Harden M. McConnell.[2]

According to the citation accompanying the prize, the committee selected Waugh "for his fundamental theoretical and experimental contributions to high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in solids."[2]


  1. ^ NAS (2007)
  2. ^ a b Wolf Foundation Prize Committee for Chemistry (n.d.)


  • National Academy of Sciences (2007). Waugh, John S.. Membership Directory. NAS online. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  • Wolf Foundation Prize Committee for Chemistry (n.d.). The 1983/4 Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry. The Wolf Prizes. Wolf Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.

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