ALL BLOGS in Nobel Series


Arthur Harden and Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin (1929 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Arthur Harden was born on October 12 1865 Manchester United Kingdom He was educated at Tettenhall College Staffordshire and Owens College now the University of Manchester He has worked with Otto Fischer at Erlangen for about a year with the Dalton...

Otto Hahn (1944 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Otto Hahn was born on March 8 1879 at Frankfurt-on-the-Main Germany Otto Hahn was awarded the Chemistry Nobel Prize quot for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei quot Otto Hahn is known as the Father of Nuclear Chemistry The prize winning specta...

Francis William Aston (1922 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Francis Aston was born in Harborne now part of Birmingham on September 1 1877 He was the third child of William Aston and Fanny Charlotte Hollis He was educated at Harborne Vicarage School and Malvern College where his interest in science was aroused Aston rec...

Richard Zsigmondy (1925 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Richard Zsigmondy was born on April 1 1865 at Vienna Austria to Irma Szakm aacute ry and Adolf Zsigmondy Sr After his father 39 s early death in 1880 he continued his education by his mother rsquo s encouragement Zsigmondy and his siblings spent much of their t...

Heinrich Otto Wieland Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1927)

Heinrich Otto Wieland was born to Dr Theodor Wieland and Elise Blum on June 4 1877 His father was a pharmaceutical chemist Heinrich studied at the Universities of Munich Berlin and Stuttgart and received his doctorate under Johannes Thiele at the Baeyer Labo...

Theodor Svedberg (1926 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Dear Children The ultracentrifuge is now routinely used in laboratories across the globe in the fields of biochemistry biomedical sciences nanosciences nanotechnology colloids amp interface sciences and the list goes on and on But do you know the scientist ...

Henri Moissan (1906 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Henri Moissan was born on 28th September 1852 in Paris France Henri Moissan is the first French Chemist who won the Noble Prize Moissan was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee At the time of receiving the award he was work...

Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier (1912 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Chemistry Nobel Prize for the year 1912 was awarded to both Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier for their pioneering work in chemistry Let us learn about their professional and personal endeavors Victor Grignard Victor Grignard was awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize 20...

Fritz Haber (1918 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner)

Fitz Haber was born on December 9 1868 in Breslau now Wroclaw Prussia now Poland He was the son of Siegfried and Paula Haber Air is mostly nitrogen but plants can only utilize nitrogen as fertilizer when it is part of chemical compounds During 1913 Fri...

Frédéric Joliot-Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 was awarded jointly to Fr eacute d eacute ric Joliot and Ir egrave ne Joliot-Curie quot in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements quot The wife-and-husband team received the Nobel Prize for their discovery ...

Ernest Rutherford (1908 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Ernest Rutherford was born on August 30 1871 in Brightwater New Zealand Ernest Rutherford graduated M A in Mathematics and Physical Science and received the B Sc degree the following year at the University of New Zealand Wellington During 1894 he went to Tri...

George de Hevesy (1943 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

George de Hevesy was born on August 1 1885 in Budapest Hungary After matriculation he studied at Budapest University and Berlin Technical University and his doctorate was awarded by the University of Freiburg in 1908 He worked with Professor Fritz Haber w...

Richard Martin Willstätter (1915 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Richard Martin Willst auml tter worked on chlorophyll haemoglobin and anthocyanes the colouring matter of flowers and fruits His investigations into plant pigments especially the work on chlorophyll honoured by the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for t...

Carl Bosch and Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius (1931 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Carl Bosch was born on August 27 1874 Cologne Germany He studied metallurgy and mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Charlottenburg 1894-96 He studied chemistry at Leipzig University at University of Leipzig under Johannes Wislicenus and obt...

Harold Clayton Urey (1934 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Harold Clayton Urey was born on April 29 1893 in Indiana USA He had his early education and preliminary teaching education from rural areas and country schools before he first stepped into University of Montana in 1914 He had a bachelor rsquo s degree in Zoolo...

Frederick Soddy (1921 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Let us discuss today about another genius A student of chemistry who achieved the most coveted award a chemist can imagine ndash the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1921 He was a boy from Eastbourne United Kingdom who was born on September 2 1877 His father was a...

Walther Hermann Nernst (1920 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Walther Hermann Nernst received his Nobel Prize one year later in 1921 During the selection process in 1920 the Nobel Committee for Chemistry decided that none of the year 39 s nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel According to the...

Alfred Werner (1913 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Alfred Werner won the Chemistry Nobel Prize for the year 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry He was the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel Prize and the on...

Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debye (1936 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debye was born on March 24 1884 at Maastricht the Netherlands Debye obtained his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the Aachen University of Technology in 1905 After a short stint as Assistant in Technical Mechanics at the A...

ALFRED NOBEL: THE FOUNDER OF NOBEL PRIZES (Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Dear Children Now we are starting a new blog about chemistry Nobel laureates whose contributions for the growth of chemistry have been outstanding It is a real dream for any scientist to won the prestigious Nobel Prize and it is not so easy to achieve this just like...