Louis E. Brus

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Louis E. Brus
Brus in 2008
Louis Eugene Brus

(1943-08-10) August 10, 1943 (age 80)
EducationRice University (BS)
Columbia University (PhD)
Known forquantum dots
AwardsIrving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics (2001)
National Academy of Sciences (2004)
R. W. Wood Prize (2006)
Kavli Prize (2008)
Willard Gibbs Award (2009)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (2010)
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (2012)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2023)
Scientific career
Chemical physics
InstitutionsColumbia University
ThesisLifetime Shortening of Na(32p) and T(72S) Quenched by Halogens (1969)
Doctoral advisorRichard Bersohn

Louis Eugene Brus[1] (born August 10, 1943)[2] is an American chemist. He is a professor at Columbia University. He is the co-discoverer of the colloidal semi-conductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots.[3] In 2023, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  1. "Louis Eugene Brus". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 13 September 2023. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  2. Profile of Louis Eugene Brus
  3. Brus, Louis E. (1984). "Electron–electron and electron‐hole interactions in small semiconductor crystallites: The size dependence of the lowest excited electronic state". The Journal of Chemical Physics. 80 (4403): 4403–4409. Bibcode:1984JChPh..80.4403B. doi:10.1063/1.447218. Retrieved 30 January 2015.