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John Pople

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At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.

— John Pople

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From an early age I was told that I was expected to do more than continue to run a small business. Education was important and seen as a way of moving forward.

— John Pople

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I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all.

— John Pople

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I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover.

— John Pople

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I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist. I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.

— John Pople

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I have had many opportunities to visit universities all over the world in the past 50 years.

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I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.

— John Pople

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In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17. A group of students was permitted to attend university before taking part in wartime research projects.

— John Pople

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Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.

— John Pople

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Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy. Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress.

— John Pople

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About John Pople

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While in the early days these calculations were extremely expensive to perform the advent of high speed microprocessors has made them much more feasible today. Subsequently he developed the methods of Complete Neglect of Differential Overlap (CNDO) (in 1965) and Intermediate Neglect of Differential Overlap (INDO) for approximate MO calculations on three-dimensional molecules and other developments in computational chemistry. He moved to the United States of America in 1964 where he lived the rest of his life though he retained British citizenship.

A. Sir John Anthony Pople KBE FRS (October 31 1925 – March 15 2004) was a Nobel-Prize winning theoretical chemist. He moved to the United States of America in 1964 where he lived the rest of his life though he retained British citizenship.

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