Dalhousie chemist Herzberg Prize winner, get $1M NSERC grant

It's great to see someone acknowledged not for glitz, but for a fundamental new tool. His work enables a wide variety of scientists to make discoveries that they would not otherwise have been able to make.

Good on ya Dr. Becke - good on ya!

Although Dr. Becke’s work may strike the chemistry novice as somewhat abstract, its widespread impact is hard to overstate. Because it allows researchers to predict the structure, energy and bonding properties of virtually any molecule, it can be used to solve an endless array of practical problems in chemistry, from making stronger concrete to designing better-performing drugs. Consequently, Dr. Becke is one of the world’s most highly cited researchers, with two papers among the top 100 most referenced on record, including one that ranks No. 8, according to the journal Nature.