Talk:Henry Taube

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Henry Taube/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Racepacket (talk) 04:02, 24 March 2011 (UTC) GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria


Thank you for nominating this article. Please fix the following disamb. links: Faculty, Georgetown, William Bray. External links check out.

Fixed the dab links, actually none of those were the correct William Bray, so I removed the link. I will check later to see if he is perhaps notable and then re-add if needed. Canada Hky (talk) 15:57, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    I would move, "A Nobel Laureate Plaza on the University's campus in honour of Taube and Herzberg was dedicated in 1997.[3]" from "Education" to the "Awards and Honors" Section.
    Agreed, and moved.
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
    Please delete "Professor" from the first sentence. Wikipedia:MOS#Titles_of_people
    Done.
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    Can you provide more details on what is missing for this one? Thanks!
    {{cite book|title=Electron Transfer Reactions of Complex Ions in Solution (Current Chemical Concepts)|location=New York, NY|publisher=Academic Press Inc|isbn=978-0126838503|year=1970}} - instead of Amazon cite for book. The rest check out. Thanks,
    Can't believe I spaced on that. Thank you.
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    Footnote 9 needs to be reformatted.
    Corrected, thank you.
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    Did Taube have any major colleagues?
    Not too many, I added some quotes from his colleague, and linked to an article about his PhD supervisor. Other than that, inorganic chemistry is a more solitary pursuit than some of the other sciences.
    Did he have any famous graduate students?
    Famous in their way, but I couldn't find any particularly notable ones. I added some details about the Creutz-Taube complex, which was discovered by a graduate student of his.
    Did he consult for the Manhanttan Project during World War II?
    That is a thought when you see the University of Chicago, but I cannot find anything that says much about it either way. I will keep looking as I finish up some of these other sections.
    Alternatively, state when did he start his Los Alamos work and include what he did during the war if not just be a Cornell academic. (For example, William Miller was a Cornell Flourine chemist who also worked at the Manhattan Project.)Racepacket (talk) 01:00, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
    I think he was just at Cornell during the war. He didn't move to Chicago until 1946. Found the dates for his Los Alamos consulting - 1956 until the 70s. Added what limited WW2 info I could find.
    Taube also published a book (see fn. 5). Please consider adding it.
    Found it, and added the info. The only link I could find was to Amazon, hope that is good enough.
    Stanford named a Chemistry seminary series in his honor.
    Added this info.
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
    I am putting the article on hold so that you can address these concerns.
    Thank you very much for the review. I have addressed most of the issues, and added some additional information to make the article better. I appreciate your time, and let me know if there is anything else I need to work on. Canada Hky (talk) 23:13, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
    Finished up a few more issues. Thanks! Canada Hky (talk) 21:27, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Comment from stone.

Nice work and good to read, it is a sad that not all noble laureates find a friend helping them though GAN.

One question: The name and the fact that he spoke lower German as first language may puzzle people not familiar with the fact that at several points in history German settlers went east on the invitation of the rulers in Hungary, Russia .... Might be good to point this out some way. -- Stone (talk) 18:52, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

I fixed the honorary degree from SUNY Stony Brook and added a ref. Congratulations. Racepacket (talk) 01:03, 6 April 2011 (UTC)