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Chemistry - Notable Historical Events

Frederick SoddyNov 9, 1922

Linus PaulingDec 10, 1954

Willard LibbyDec 10, 1960

Karl ZieglerDec 10, 1963

Peter AgreOct 8, 2003

Robert LefkowitzOct 10, 2012

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Chemistry - Historical Events
Date Event
1915-11-12

Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

1922-11-09

Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

1934-11-15

Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

1936-12-10

Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

1954-12-10

Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1960-12-10

Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

1963-12-10

Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

1965-10-21

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1966-12-10

Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)

1974-10-15

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

1976-10-18

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

1984-10-17

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

1985-10-16

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1988-10-19

3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

2003-10-08

Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

2012-10-10

Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

2013-10-09

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems

2014-10-08

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

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Chemistry - Notable Birthdays

Irene Joliot-CurieSep 12, 1897

Robert LefkowitzApr 15, 1943

Chemistry - Birthdays
Date Event
1743-08-26

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)

1805-12-21

Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)

1817-10-30

Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)

1860-03-31

Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)

1881-11-16

Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures

1881-12-31

Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)

1887-11-19

James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1894-06-20

Lloyd A Hall, Illinois, pioneer in food chemistry

1897-09-12

Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956)

1914-05-19

Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)

1927-06-28

Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)

1943-04-15

Robert Lefkowitz, NYC, New York, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry)

1954-10-06

Lisa Pescia, Body Chemistry

1965-06-17

Steve Schwartz, Better Cooking Through Chemistry

1973-07-09

Ernie Joseph, Chemistry

1979-04-23

Stephen McGeough, Chemistry

2012-01-07

Blue Ivy Carter, Better Living Through Chemistry

Chemistry - Deaths
Date Event
1943-10-27

Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83

1950-08-05

Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73

1953-09-16

Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies

1998-01-09

Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79

2003-05-28

Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

2011-10-23

Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94

2012-03-10

Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84


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