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Arthur Victor Tobolsky

Arthur Victor Tobolsky, American educator. Recipient Gold Medal award Society Plastics Engineers, 1970. Fellow American Physical Society (Ford prize 1968); member Society Rheology (Bingham medal 1956), American Chemical Society (Witco award 1972), Sigma Xi.


  • Tobolsky, Arthur Victor was born on May 16, 1919 in New York City. Son of William H. and Ruth (Lemanowitz) Tobolsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts (Albert Asher Green Memorial prize, John Dash Van Buren, Junior prize mathematics 1940), Columbia, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy. in Physics and Chemistry, Princeton, 1944.


    • Faculty Princeton, 1944-1972, Eugene Higgins professor of chemistry, 1960-1965, Russel Wellman Moore professor of chemistry, 1965-1972. Science consultant chemical companies. Associate editor American Scientist, 1958-1972.

      Research associate Textile Research Institute, 1960-1972. Consultant editor John Wiley and Sons., 1960-1972.


    • Author: Physical Chemistry of High Polymeric in Polymer chemistry Systems, 1950. Organic Peroxides, 1954. Properties and Structures of Polymers, 1960.

      Polymeric Sulfur and Related Polymers, 1965. Polymer Science and Materials, 1971. Synthetic Polymers, 1973.

      Also numerous articles.


    Fellow American Physical Society (Ford prize 1968). Member Society Rheology (Bingham medal 1956), American Chemical Society (Witco award 1972), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Dorothy Epstein, January 18, 1943. Children: Margo Linda, William Harris, Steven Bennett.
    • father: William H. Tobolsky
    • mother: Ruth (Lemanowitz) Tobolsky
    • spouse: Dorothy Epstein
    • children: Margo Linda Tobolsky
    • William Harris Tobolsky
    • Steven Bennett Tobolsky
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    Born March 16, 1919
    Died September 7, 1972
    (aged 53)