After holding the George Fisher Baker Non-Resident Lectureship in Chemistry at Cornell University in spring of 1948, Paul Flory is offered a professorship. He publishes his first major work at Cornell in 1953 "Principles of Polymer Chemistry", what will become a standard text and is still used today.

Paul Flory gets a position at the Central Research Department of the DuPont Company. He works under Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, the inventor of nylon and neoprene, on polymerization and polymeric substances.

Paul Flory accepts a professorship for chemistry at Stanford University in 1961 and becomes the Jackson-Wood Professor of Chemistry in 1966. He holds this position until his retirement in 1975.

Werner Forssmann enters University of Berlin to study medicine in 1922. He passes his State Examination in 1928.

Paul Flory and his family move to Pittsburgh, where he becomes Director of Research at the Mellon Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in 1957.

During the period at the Esso (now Exxon) Laboratories of the Standard Oil Development Company in Linden Paul Flory develops a statistical mechanical theory for polymer mixtures.

In 1940 Paul Flory gets a job at the Esso (now Exxon) Laboratories of the Standard Oil Development Company in Linden, New Jersey. In 1943 he changes to the Research Laboratory of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he remains until 1948.

Paul Flory is awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his fundamental achievements, both theoretical and experimental, in the physical chemistry of the macromolecules.

During the period 1937 - 1939 Paul Flory develops a mathematical theory for the polymerization of compounds and the theory of polymer networks or gels.

Paul Flory attends Elgin High School in Elgin, Illinois, where he graduates in 1927.

After his retirement in 1975 Paul Flory is a consultant for IBM and becomes a public advocate for human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He dies on 09. September of 1985 in Big Sur, California. During his lifetime he establishes the Flory-Huggins-Solution-theory and the derivation of the Flory-exponent.

After his State Examination Werner Forssmann gets his clinical training at the University Medical Clinic. He earns his PhD with a thesis about the influence of liver extract on blood chemistry in 1929. This is his first self-experiment he drinks one liter a day of the extract.

Paul Flory gets a position at the Basic Science Research Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati in 1937.

Paul John Flory is born as the youngest of four children to his parents Ezra and Martha Flory in Sterling, Illinois.

Paul Flory and Emily Catherine Tabor get married in 1936. They have three children; Melinda, Susan and John.

Paul Flory develops a theory of anistropic solutions in 1956.