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Kohn at the 2012 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Walter Kohn

(1923-03-09)March 9, 1923
Died April 19, 2016(2016-04-19) (aged 93)
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Toronto, Harvard
Known for Density functional theory
Spouse(s) Lois (Adams)
Mara (Vishniac) Schiff
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry(1998), Buckley Prize
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego
Doctoral advisor Julian Schwinger

Walter Kohn (March 9, 1923 – April 19, 2016) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist of Jewish descent.

He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998.

Kohn was one of 20 Nobel Laureates who signed the "Stockholm memorandum" at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 May 2011.

Kohn died on April 19, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, California from jaw cancer, at the age of 93.

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