Angela K. Wilson

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Angela K. Wilson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She is also Division Director of the Division of Chemistry at the U.S. National Science Foundation and is Editor of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. She received her Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Minnesota, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her current research interests include the development of quantum chemistry methodologies and studies in heavy element and transition metal chemistry, catalysis, and metal organic frameworks.


Heaviest Element Has Unusual Shell Structure

Calculations of the structure in oganesson—the element with the highest atomic number—reveal a uniform, gas-like distribution of its electrons and nucleons. Read More »