and New York Mayor Bloomberg
On Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Professor
Turro was awarded a Medal of Excellence from Mayor, Robert Bloomberg
in City Hall of New York. The award cites Professor Turro's contributions
to Science in the City of New York for his research "in the
use of photochemistry and spectroscopy to reveal the structure and
dynamics of supramolecular systems that are beyond the molecule"
and for his "being at the forefront in the development of information
technologies for the teaching of science".
a graduate of Wesleyan University who earned the Ph.D. at the California
Institute of Technology, has taught at Columbia since 1964. He is
the author of "Modern Molecular Photochemistry," the standard text
in the field for nearly four decades and has published more than
760 research papers in established scientific journals. He is a
member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences. Sixty students have obtained the Ph.D. and
170 post-doctoral students have been trained under his supervision.