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Sir Jack Edward Baldwin FRS (8 August 1938 - 4 January 2020)
was a British chemist. He was a Waynflete Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford (1978–2005) and head of the organic chemistry at Oxford.
2 Career and Research
2.1 Awards and honours
Baldwin was educated at Brighton Grammar School and Lewes College Grammar School. He attended Imperial College, London (BSc, DIC, PhD). He received his Ph.D. working under the direction of Sir Derek H.R. Barton, FRS, Nobel Laureate.
Career and Research
Baldwin spent most of the years 1969–1978 at MIT, where he published his most significant work — Baldwin's rules for ring closure reactions. In 1978, he moved to Oxford to become head of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory. The laboratory formally closed in 2003, but his group moved to the new research facility, the Chemistry Research Laboratory on Mansfield Road.
Awards and honours
1978 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
1984 Paul Karrer Gold Medal at the University of Zurich
1993 Davy Medal
1994 Elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1999 Leverhulme Medal (Royal Society)
1997 Invested as a Knight Bachelor
2002 Nakanishi Prize
2006 Paracelsus Prize
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