Alberte Pullman

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Alberte Pullman (née Bucher) (August 26, 1920 in Nantes, France[1] – January 7, 2011[2]). She was a theoretical and quantum chemist. She studied at the Sorbonne starting in 1938. During her studies she worked on calculations at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). From 1943 she worked with Raymond Daudel. She completed her doctorate in 1946. On his return from war service in 1946, she married Bernard Pullman. She and her husband worked together until his death in 1996. Together they wrote several books including Quantum Biochemistry, Interscience Publishers, 1963. Their work in the 1950s and 1960s was the beginning of the new field of Quantum Biochemistry. They pioneered the application of quantum chemistry to predicting the carcinogenic properties of aromatic hydrocarbons.

She was a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and a member and former President of The International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology.[3]


  1. ^ "Alberte Pullman". Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Members of IAQMS
  3. ^ Members of IAQMS

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