John C. Tully

John C. Tully is a theoretical chemist, a researcher and Sterling Professor emeritus of Chemistry at Yale University. He is known for his development of surface hopping, a method for including excited states in molecular dynamics calculations.[1] Much of his career was spent at Bell Labs, from 1970-1996, exploring theoretical chemistry and surface science.[2] In 1996, he became a faculty member at Yale University, where he pursued research in physical chemistry and physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. In 2020 he was awarded the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences.[3]


  1. ^ "International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, Biography of John C. Tully". Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  2. ^ "Autobiographical Sketch of John C. Tully". The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 106 (33): 7963–7964. August 2002. doi:10.1021/jp0213809. ISSN 1520-6106.
  3. ^ NAS Award in Chemical Sciences 2020

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