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Rudy M. Baum


Rudy was a friend. 

Rudy, while editor-in-chief of the ACS weekly newsmagazine (2004-2013), valiantly addressed some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. His thought-provoking editorials and editorial leadership made him an icon among the magazine’s worldwide readership.

Rudy had the courage to express his opinions forthrightly and honestly. He challenged us all to be scientist-citizens… for the benefit of Earth and its people.

Rudy was masterful and perseverant in calling attention to significant connections between chemistry and society and urging responsible action by ACS members and all scientists. He tackled inherently controversial topics―global warming, evolution, surging population growth, disease, violence and war, and the denial of basic human rights, especially the right to benefit from advances in science and technology.

We strive to live his legacy… for the benefit of Earth and its people.

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2012 ACS President
Rudy M Baum

Former C&EN editor in chief Rudy M. Baum dies at 68

Baum tackled controversial topics and mentored a generation of science journalists

Former C&EN editor in chief Rudy Baum died in March.
We celebrate his legacy

Chemical & Engineering News, April 16, 2022

ACS Climate Science Toolkit

Earth And Its People
By Rudy Baum
Chemical & Engineering News, April 23, 2012

Communicating Controversial Science:
A Symposium Honoring Rudy M. Baum

ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, August 21, 2012