About the Author
HORST-DIETER FÖRSTERLING, Dr. phil., was a Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Philipps-University of Marburg from 1972 until his retirement in 1999. Professor Försterling has taught physical chemistry courses and laboratory courses at all levels, including graduate and advanced graduate courses in spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, reaction kinetics, and quantum mechanics. His research interests include quantum chemistry, reaction mechanisms, oscillating chemical reactions, and chemical waves.
DAVID H. WALDECK, PhD, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Waldeck has taught chemistry courses at all levels, including graduate and advanced graduate courses in statistical mechanics, reaction dynamics, and quantum mechanics. His research interests include condensed-phase reaction dynamics (homogeneous and heterogeneous), solute-solvent interactions (structural and dynamical characteristics), relaxation processes in solids, and electron transport at the nanometer scale.