George Simms Hammond (1921 - 2005)

George died peacefully at home on October 5, 2005.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 12, at 1 pm in the Unitarian Church in Hillsboro, Oregon.

George wished to have remembrances to go to:

Bates College George S. Hammond Chemistry Scholarship Fund
Advancement Office
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240

Slides shown at the memorial service (courtesy of Brian Leigh, Caltech)

PowerPoint slide show ( .ppt file)

Videos of George the actor ( .wmv file)

webmaster for this site: Carl Wamser (

Special issue of Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, October 2006

Memorial issue honoring George S. Hammond:

GSH Bio / / Table of Contents

Memorial Symposium April 2006 at Bowling Green State University

Special issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 107. no. 18, May 8, 2003

Festschrift honoring George Hammond and Michael Kasha on their 80th birthdays:

Intro / / GSH Bio / / Hammond Researchers / / Table of Contents

Listing of Students, Friends, and Associates of George S. Hammond

Curriculum Vita of George S. Hammond

Publications of George S. Hammond

Photochemistry Becomes More Complex

A symposium marking the 80th Birthday of George S. Hammond

at the San Diego ACS National Meeting - April 2 - 3, 2001

Symposium photos

Program Summary

Abstracts of the Invited Talks

Monday Afternoon, April 2

 1:30 pm  Carl Wamser, Portland State University  Introductory Remarks
 1:35 pm  Jay Kochi, University of Houston  Charge-Transfer Photochemistry
 2:15 pm  Nick Turro, Columbia University  Supramolecular Photochemistry
 2:55 pm  Intermission  
 3:00 pm  Nate Lewis, Caltech  Nanocrystalline Solar Cells
 3:40 pm  Tom Penner, Eastman Kodak  Photochemistry in Ordered Thin Films
 4:20 pm  Dick Weiss, Georgetown University  Photochemistry in Polymeric Media
 6:00 pm  Symposium banquet  
 8:00 pm  Sci-Mix multi-divisional poster session  
Tuesday Afternoon, April 3
 1:30 pm  Harry Gray, Caltech  Electron Transfer in Enzymes
 2:10 pm  Doug Neckers, Bowling Green State University  Step-Scan Transient IR
 2:50 pm  Intermission  Supramolecular Photochemistry
 3:00 pm  Dave Eaton, DuPont iTechnologies  Industrial Photochemistry
 3:40 pm  Jim Yardley, Allied-Signal/Columbia University  Laser Photochemistry
 4:20 pm  Eve Menger  Life of a Photochemist
 5:00 pm  George Hammond  Concluding Remarks
   Evening options:  
   Dinner in the Gaslamp District  
 6:30 pm  ACS Awards Reception, Banquet, Priestley Address  
 8:30 pm  "Oxygen" play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffman  

Symposium Organizer: Carl C. Wamser, Portland State University ( )

Symposium sponsors are gratefully acknowledged

ACS Organic Division


Eastman Kodak

Tropix/Applied Biosystems



Harold A. McMaster