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Yesteryear's Nobel Laureates

Paul Karrer (1889 – 1971)- Pioneering research on the structure of vitamins

Paul Karrer, a Swiss organic chemist, was the first to unravel the chemical structure of several vitamins and plant dyes, and also the first...

Peter Debye(1884 – 1966)- Phenomenal Achievements in Physical Chemistry

When the Dutch physicist and physical chemist Petrus Debye first arrived from Europe at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1939-1940 to deliver the...

Hans Fischer (1881 – 1945)

Hans Fischer (1881 – 1945) Pathbreaking research on blood, bile, and plant pigments On November 13, 1930, the announcement for two of that year’s Nobel Prizes...

Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956)

Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956) Discoverer of Artificial Radioactivity When Irène Joliot-Curie and her husband Frédéric were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935...

Frederick Soddy (1877 – 1956)- A Pioneering Radiochemist

In 1900, a bright 23-year-old British chemist with a First-Class Honours degree in chemistry and two years of independent research at Oxford University under his belt was...

Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934)- The First Lady in Nobel Prize History

Imagine having to make do with primitive lab facilities to undertake pioneering research. Imagine not being fully acknowledged for revolutionary scientific work because of...

Sir Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937)

Sir Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937) The Founder of Nuclear Science A passionate, indefatigable researcher, Sir Ernest Rutherford is acknowledged to have initiated the era of big science...

Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916)

Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) Discoverer of the Noble Gases During his time, Sir William Ramsay was a sort of superstar in the chemistry world. For...

Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff (1852–1911)

Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff (1852–1911) The Father of Physical Chemistry The prestigious Nobel Prizes were first awarded in 1901 and the first Nobel Laureate...

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