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Authorised form of nameLonguet-Higgins; Hugh Christopher (1923 - 2004)
Other forms of nameHiggins, Hugh Christopher Longuet-
SurnameLonguet-Higgins
ForenamesHugh Christopher
Dates1923 - 2004
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Lenham, Kent, England (11 April 1923)
Death:
Brighton, East Sussex (27 March 2004)
ActivityOccupation:
Theoretical Chemist and Cognitive Scientist
Education:
Pilgrims' School, Winchester (1932); Winchester College (1935); Balliol College Oxford (music and chemistry, 1941); PhD, Balliol College, Oxford
Career:
Research Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford (1946-1948); University of Chicago; Lecturer and Reader in Theoretical Chemistry, Manchester University (1949-1952); Professor of Theoretical Physics, King's College London (1952-1954); John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Cambridge (1954-1967); Fellow, Corpus Christi College (1954-1967), Life Fellow (1968-2004); Warden, Leckhampton House; Editor, Molecular Physics (1958-1961); Royal Society Research Professor, Edinburgh University, Department of Machine Intelligence and Perception (now part of School of Informatics) (1968-1974), founded School of Epistemics with Jimmy Thorne; Royal Society Research Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Sussex University (1974-1988), Emeritus, founder of Institute of Cognitive and Information Science, Director (1984-1986); Governor of the BBC (1979-1984); Foreign Associate, US Academy of Sciences (1968); Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (1970); Honorary doctorates from universities of York, Essex, Bristol, Sussex and Sheffield
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
20/03/1958
RelationshipsSon of Reverend Henry Longuet-Higgins and Albinia Bazeley; brother of Michael Selwyn Longuet-Higgins FRS
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2006 vol 52 pp 149-166, plate, by Richard L Gregory and John N Murrell
Obituaries in The Independent (22 April 2004); The Times (22 April 2004); The Guardian (10 June 2004)
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/23458745
Royal Society codeNA5980
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1958/17Longuet-Higgins, Hugh Christopher: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/69/22Referee's report by Arthur John Allmand, on a paper 'Kinetics of the base-catalysed bromination of diethyl malonate' by Ronald Percy Bell, Douglas Hugh Everett and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins1945
RR/70/69Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'The electronic structure of conjugated systems. Parts III and IV' by Charles Alfred Coulson and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins1947
RR/68/431Letter from Douglas Rayner Hartree, regarding a paper 'The normal vibrations of bridge X2 Y6 molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins13 May 1944
RR/68/432Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The normal vibrations of bridge X2 Y6 molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higginsnd [1944]
RR/70/67Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'The electronic structure of conjugated systems II. Unsaturated hydrocarbons and their hetero-derivatives' by Charles Alfred Coulson and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins1947
RR/70/66Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'The electronic structure of conjugated systems I. General theory' by Charles Alfred Coulson and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins17 April 1947
RR/71/76Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'The electronic structure of conjugated systems V. The interaction of two conjugated systems' by Charles Alfred Coulson and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins28 May 1948
IM/002801Longuet-Higgins, Hugh Christopher1973
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