Laurence D. Barron

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Laurence D. Barron
ResidenceHampstead, London
Known forRaman optical activity
Scientific career
FieldsPhysical chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Glasgow

Laurence David Barron (born 1944 Southampton, England) FRS, FRSE has been Gardiner Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow since 1998 (now Emeritus).[1][2]


He studied chemistry at the Northern Polytechnic, and earned a First Class Honours Degree of London University in 1965. He studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, with Peter Atkins earning a D.Phil in 1969. He carried out post-doctoral research with A. David Buckingham, at Cambridge University, from 1969 to 1975, holding a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship in 1974–75.[3]

Barron is best known for his pioneering work on Raman optical activity, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society on 26 May 2005.[4]


  • Nina Berova, Kōji Nakanishi, Robert Woody, eds. (2000). "Vibrational Raman Optical Activity". Circular dichroism: principles and applications. Wiley-VCH. ISBN 978-0-471-33003-5.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)


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