Benton Seymour Rabinovitch

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(Benton) Seymour Rabinovitch (19 February 1919 – 2 August 2014) was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, whose work measured the efficiency with which energy is transferred between molecules in gas-phase ion chemistry.[1]

Seymour Rabinovitch
Benton Seymour Rabinovitch

(1919-02-19)19 February 1919
Died2 August 2014(2014-08-02) (aged 95)
Alma materMcGill University
AwardsPeter Debye Award (1984)
FRS (1987)[2]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Washington
ThesisStudies in chemical kinetics (academic research) and the detection of vesicants (war research) (1942)

Awards and honoursEdit

Rabinovitch was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1987.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Rabinovitch had four children, and later in life became an expert silversmith, an author of children's books and a philanthropist.[2] As a patron of silversmithing, he commissioned the creation of cake, pudding, and fish-servers from artists in the U.S. and Britain.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Seymour Rabinovitch leaves a long UW legacy in chemistry". Seattle: University of Washington. Archived from the original on 2016-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Campbell, Charles T.; Rabinovitch, Ruth A. (2016). "Benton Seymour Rabinovitch. 19 February 1919 — 2 August 2014". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 62: 505–524. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2015.0021. ISSN 0080-4606.
  3. ^ Yager, Jan (1998). "Patrons who make history" (PDF). Art Jewelry Forum (4). Retrieved 26 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)