Warren S. Warren

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Warren S. Warren
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Warren S. Warren, 2002
Born (1955-08-16) August 16, 1955 (age 63)
ResidenceUnited States
Alma materHarvard University, AB
University of California, Berkeley, PhD
Known forWork in the field of Nuclear magnetic resonance and Nonlinear optics
AwardsWilliam F. Meggers Award in Spectroscopy (2018)
Liversidge Award (2017)
C.E.K. Mees Medal (2015)
Herbert P. Broida Prize (2011)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Physics
InstitutionsPrinceton University, 1982–2005
Duke University, 2005–2011
ThesisSelectivity in Multiple Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1980)
Doctoral advisorAlexander Pines

Warren Sloan Warren is the James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging[1] at Duke University. He is also a Professor of Physics, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering at the same institution. Warren is a deputy editor of the open-access journal Science Advances.[1] He has contributed to the theory of Quantum Coherence as well as nonlinear optical spectroscopy.


Warren began his career in the field of Magnetic Resonance where his work contributed to the revised understanding of the interactions between widely separated spins.[2] Warren would go on to exploit these "Intermolecular Multiple Quantum Coherences",[3] and this work helped lead to the development of new pulse sequences for magnetic resonance imaging with new types of contrast. His work in nonlinear optics developed a range of optical methods which exploit laser pulse shaping to image molecular content, including tissue and paintings.[4]


  • Warren, Warren S. The Physical Basis of Chemistry Vol. 1 Academic Press, 1993 ISBN 0127358501
  • Warren, Warren S. The Physical Basis of Chemistry Vol. 2 Academic Press, 2000 ISBN 0127358552


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111008012320/http://www.cmbi.duke.edu/. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Weiss, Peter Ulrich, "Magnetic Whispers", Science News, Vol.159(3), p.42 (2001)
  3. ^ "Intermolecular Multiple Quantum Coherence in Liquids" (PDF). Cs.duke.edu. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  4. ^ Wade, Lizzie (2014-01-21). "3D Imaging Reveals How Paintings Were Made | Science/AAAS | News". News.sciencemag.org. Retrieved 2015-02-26.

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