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Diophanus of Alexandria MP (c.207 - c.292)

Diophantus of Alexandria (Greek: Διόφαντος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύ<...

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David דוד Gans גאנז MP (1541 - 1613)

David ben Solomon (Shlomo) ben Seligman Gans (German: David ben Salomon ben Seligmann Gans; also Ganz; Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן ש...

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Joachim Chaim יואכים חיים Gans גאנז MP (deceased)

Joachim Gans (other spellings: Jeochim, Jochim, Gaunz, Ganse, Gaunse) was a Bohemian mining expert and renowned for being the first recorded Jew to live in North America. German mining expert who fig...

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Henry Taube, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1983 MP (1915 - 2005)

Henry Taube , Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, FRSC (November 30, 1915 – November 16, 2005) was a Canadian-born American chemist noted for having been awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his work in...

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Aaron Klug, Sir, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982 MP

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Aaron Klug . Born: 11 August 1926, Zelvas, Lithuania. South African educated British chemist & biophysicist. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982, "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy...

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Kenichi Fukui, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1981 MP (1918 - 1998)

Kenichi Fukui . Born: 4 October 1918, Nara, Japan. Died: 9 January 1998, Kyoto, Japan. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1981 (jointly with Roald Hoffmann), "for their theories, developed independently, concer...

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Roald Hoffmann MP

Ithaca, NY, USA

Roald Hoffmann (born July 18, 1937, Roald Safran) is an American theoretical chemist of Jewish-Polish origin, who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981. He currently teaches at Cornell Universi...

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Elias James Corey, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1990 MP

Cambridge, MA, USA

Elias James Corey . Born: 12 July 1928, Methuen, MA, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1990 , "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis". "Elias James Corey - Autobiography...

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Robert Bruce Merrifield, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1984 MP (1921 - 2006)

Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis. Prize motivatio...

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Walter Gilbert, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980 MP

Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist, molecular biology pioneer, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 1980, "for the contributions concerning the determination of base ...

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Paul Berg, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980 MP

Paul Berg Born: 30 June 1926, New York, NY, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980 ], "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA" Educat...

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Georg Wittig, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1979 MP (1897 - 1987)

Georg Wittig . Born: 16 June 1897, Berlin, Germany. Died: 26 August 1987, Heidelberg, West Germany. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1979 (jointly with Herbert C. Brown) "for their development of the use of b...

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Herbert C. Brown, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1979 MP (1912 - 2004)

Herbert C. Brown . Born: 22 May 1912, London, United Kingdom. Died: 19 December 2004, Lafayette, CA, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1979 (jointly with Georg Wittig), "for the development of the use of ...

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Peter D. Mitchell, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1978 MP (1920 - 1992)

Peter D. Mitchell English biochemist. Born: 29 September 1920, Mitcham, United Kingdom. Died: 10 April 1992, Bodmin, United Kingdom. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1978, "for his contribution to the underst...

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Ilya Romanovich Prigogine, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1977 MP (1917 - 2003)

Ilya, Viscount Prigogine (Russian: Илья́ Рома́нович Приго�...

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William Lipscomb, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1976 MP (1919 - 2011)

William N. Lipscomb American theoretical chemist. Born: 9 December 1919, Cleveland, OH, USA. Died: 14 April 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1975 , "for his studies on the structure ...

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John Warcup Cornforth, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1975 MP

Sir John Warcup Cornforth . Born: 7 September 1917, Sydney, Australia, Australian-born English chemist, Nobel Prize of Chemistry, 1975 (jointly with Vladimir Prelog) "for his work on the stereochemistr...

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Paul John Flory, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1974 MP (1910 - 1985)

Paul John Flory (June 19, 1910 – September 9, 1985) was an American chemist and Nobel laureate who was known for his prodigious volume of work in the field of polymers, or macromolecules. He was...

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Geoffrey Wilkinson, III, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1973 MP (1921 - 1996)

Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson , FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate (in Chemistry, 1973) English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catal...

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Ernst Otto Fischer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1973 MP (1918 - 2007)

Ernst Otto Fischer German organo-metallic chemist. Born: 10 November 1918, Munich, Germany. Died: 23 July 2007, Munich, Germany. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973 (jointly with Geoffrey Wilkinson)) "for th...

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William Howard Stein, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1972 MP (1911 - 1980)

William H. Stein American Jewish biochemist. Born: 25 June 1911, New York, NY, USA. Died: 2 February 1980, New York, NY, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry (jointly) "for their contribution to the understan...

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Stanford Moore, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1972 MP (1913 - 1982)

Stanford Moore . Born: 4 September 1913, Chicago, IL, USA. Died: 23 August 1982, New York, NY, USA. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1972 (shared with Christian B. Anfinsen & William H. Stein) "for his contri...

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Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr., Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1972 MP (1916 - 1995)

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. (March 26, 1916 – May 14, 1995) was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on r...

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Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1971 MP (1904 - 1999)

Gerhard Herzberg , German-born Canadian physical chemist. Born: 25 December 1904, Hamburg, Germany. Died: 3 March 1999, Ottawa, Canada. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1971 , "for his contributions to the kn...

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Luis Federico Leloir Aguirre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1970 MP (1906 - 1987)

Luis F. Leloir Argentine biochemist. Born: 6 September 1906, Paris, France. Died: 2 December 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1970, "for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and t...

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Odd Hassel, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1969 MP (1897 - 1981)

Odd Hassel fikk Nobelprisen i kjemi i 1969. Odd Hassel , Norwegian organic chemist. Born: 17 May 1897, Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. Died: 11 May 1981, Oslo, Norway. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1969 (...

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Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1969 MP (1918 - 1998)

Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton , FRS (8 September 1918 – 16 March 1998) was a British organic chemist and Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry in 1969 : "for his contributions to the development o...

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Lars Onsager, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1968 MP (1903 - 1976)

Lars Onsager Norwegian born American physical chemist. Born: 27 November 1903, Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. Died: 5 October 1976, Coral Gables, FL, USA. Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1968 , "for the di...

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Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967 MP (1897 - 1978)

Ronald George Wreyford Norrish was a British physical chemist. Born: 9 November 1897, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Died: 7 June 1978, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967 (jointly), ...

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Manfred Eigen, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967 MP

Manfred Eigen . German physical chemist. Born: 9 May 1927, Bochum, Germany. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967 (jointly), "for studies of extremely fast chemical reactions, effected by disturbing the equli...

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George Hornidge Porter, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967 MP (1920 - 2002)

George Hornidge Porter, Baron Porter of Luddenham, OM, FRS . Born: 6 December 1920, Stainforth, United Kingdom. Died: 31 August 2002, Canterbury, United Kingdom, was a British physical chemist. Nobel P...

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Robert Sanderson Mulliken, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1966 MP (1896 - 1986)

Robert S. Mulliken (born: 7 July 1896, Newburyport, MA, USA. Died: 31 October 1986, Arlington, VA, USA). Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1966 "for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the elect...

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Avram אברהם Hershko הרשקו, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004 MP

חיפה, ישראל

Avram Hershko, אברהם הרשקו ‎ (born 31 December 1937) is a Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry,...

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Aharon אהרון Ciechanover צ'חנובר, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004 MP

Aaron Ciechanover (אהרן צ'חנובר) (born October 1, 1947, Haifa Israel) is an Israeli biologist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 20...

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Dan דן Shechtman שכטמן, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2011 MP

Dan Shechtman (Hebrew: דן שכטמן) (born in 1941 in Tel Aviv) is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institut...

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Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen CBE DSO (1878 - 1967)

Colonel Richard Henry Meinertzhagen CBE DSO (3 March 1878 - 17 June 1967) was a British soldier, intelligence officer and ornithologist. Background and youth Meinertzhagen was born into a sociall...

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Pierre de Fermat, Lawyer MP (1601 - 1665)

Pierre de Fermat (17 August 1601 or 1607/8 – 12 January 1665) was a French lawyer at the Parliament of Toulouse, France, and an amateur mathematician who is given credit for early developments t...

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Hubert Lyman Clark, Ph. D. (1870 - 1947)

Clark's career took an unexpected turn when as a young man he lost his hearing after coming down with yellow fever during a field expedition. Teaching becoming difficult, he re-oriented himself toward ...

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Robert Burns Woodward, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1965 MP (1917 - 1979)

Robert Burns Woodward (April 10, 1917 – July 8, 1979) was an American organic chemist, considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century. He made many key contribu...

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Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1963 MP (1903 - 1979)

Giulio Natta (26 February 1903 - 2 May 1979) was an Italian polymer chemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 1963, with Karl Ziegler "for their discoveries in the field of the chemistry and technolog...

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Karl Ziegler, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1963 MP (1898 - 1973)

Karl Waldemar Ziegler (November 26, 1898 – August 12, 1973) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, "for their discoveries in the field of the chemi...

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Dr. Max Ferdinand Perutz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1962 MP (1914 - 2002)

Max Ferdinand Perutz , OM, CH, CBE, FRS (May 19, 1914, Vienna, Austria – February 6, 2002, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel ...

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1964 MP (1910 - 1994)

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin OM, FRS (12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994), née Crowfoot, was a British biochemist and structural chemist. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1964 "for her determinations by X-ray t...

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John Cowdery Kendrew, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1962 MP (1917 - 1997)

Sir John Cowdery Kendrew , CBE, FRS (24 March 1917 – 23 August 1997) was an English biochemist and crystallographer. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1962 "for his studies of the structures of globular...

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Melvin Calvin, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1961 MP (1911 - 1997)

Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) of Jewish Russian descent, was an American chemist most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham. H...

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Jaroslav Heyrovský, Nobel Price in Chemistry, 1959 MP (1890 - 1967)

Jaroslav Heyrovský (December 20, 1890 – March 27, 1967) was a Czech chemist and inventor. Heyrovský was the inventor of the polarographic method, father of the electroanalytical me...

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Willard Frank Libby, Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 1960 MP (1908 - 1980)

Willard Frank Libby (December 17, 1908 – September 8, 1980) was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized arch...

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Frederick Sanger, Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, in 1958 and in 1980 MP (1918 - 2013)

Frederick Sanger ,OM, CH, CBE, FRS, FAA /ˈsæŋər/ (13 August 1918 – 19 November 2013) was a British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, the only pe...

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Lord Alexander Robertus Todd, Nobel Prize of Chemistry, 1957 MP (1907 - 1997)

Alexander Robertus Todd , Baron Todd, OM, PRS, FRSE (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a Scottish biochemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1957 "for his work on nucleotides and nucleotide co...

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Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1956 MP (1896 - 1986)

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov , Никола́й Никола́евич Се...

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Vincent du Vigneaud, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1955 MP (1901 - 1978)

Vincent du Vigneaud (May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978) was an American biochemist. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 "for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especiall...

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Hermann Staudinger, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1953 MP (1881 - 1965)

Hermann Staudinger (23 March 1881 – 8 September 1965) was a German chemist who demonstrated the existence of macromolecules, which he characterized as polymers. For this work he received the 195...

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Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1952 MP (1914 - 1994)

From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1942-1962, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1964: Richard Laurence Millington Synge was born at Liverpool on October 28th, 1914, as the son of Laurence Millingto...

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Archer John Porter Martin, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1952 MP (1910 - 2002)

Archer John Porter Martin was born on March 1st, 1910, in London where his father was a general medical practitioner. He attended Bedford School from 1921 to 1929 when he entered Cambridge University t...

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Glenn T. Seaborg, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951 MP (1912 - 1999)

Glenn Theodore Seaborg (Swedish: Glenn Teodor Sjöberg; April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American nuclear chemist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in th...

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Edwin McMillan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951 MP (1907 - 1991)

Edwin Mattison McMillan (September 18, 1907 – September 7, 1991) was an American physicist and nuclear chemist, and Nobel laureate. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1...

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Herbert Anderson (1914 - 1988)

Herbert L. Anderson (24 May 1914 in New York City, New York – 16 July 1988 in Los Alamos, New Mexico) was an American nuclear physicist who contributed to the Manhattan Project. Anderson condu...

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Kurt Alder, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1950 MP (1902 - 1958)

Kurt Alder (10 July 1902 – 20 June 1958) was a German chemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 1950. From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1942-1962, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1964: K...

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Otto Paul Hermann Diels, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1950 MP (1876 - 1954)

Otto Paul Hermann Diels (23 January 1876 – 7 March 1954) was a German chemist. He was the son of a professor of philology at the University of Berlin, where he himself earned his doctorate in ch...

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William Francis Giauque, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1949 MP (1895 - 1982)

William Francis Giauque (1895 – 1982) was an American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1949 "for his contributions in the field of chemical thermodynamics, particularly concerning the behaviou...

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Harold Clayton Urey, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1934 MP (1893 - 1981)

Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893 – January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934. He played a significant...

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Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1948 MP (1902 - 1971)

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1948 ,"for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum pro...

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Wendell Meredith Stanley, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1946 MP (1904 - 1971)

Wendell M. Stanley, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1946 (jointly) for the preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in a pure form. From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1942-1962, Elsevier Publishing Company...

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John Howard Northrop, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1946 MP (1891 - 1987)

John Howard Northrop (July 5, 1891 – May 27, 1987) was an American biochemist who won, with James Batcheller Sumner and Wendell Meredith Stanley, the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The award was...

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Sir Robert Robinson, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1947 MP (1886 - 1975)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1947 was awarded to Sir Robert Robinson "for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids". Sir Robert Robinson was born at Ruf...

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James Batcheller Sumner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1946 MP (1887 - 1955)

James Batcheller Sumner (November 19, 1887 – August 12, 1955) was an American chemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize of Chemistry in 1946 (half) "for his discovery that enzymes can be crystalli...

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Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1945 MP (1895 - 1973)

A. I. Virtanen, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1945 "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method". From Nobel Lectures, Chemis...

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Otto Hahn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1944 MP (1879 - 1968)

Otto Hahn (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist and Nobel laureate, a pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry[citation needed]. He is regarded as "the father of nu...

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George Charles Karl de Havesey, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1943 MP (1885 - 1966)

George Charles de Hevesy , Georg Karl von Hevesy, (1 August 1885 – 5 July 1966) was a Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel laureate, recognized in 1943 for his key role in the development of radioac...

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Sir (Walter) Norman Haworth, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 MP (1883 - 1950)

Sir (Walter) Norman Haworth was born at Chorley, Lancashire, on March 19, 1883. He attended the local school until the age of fourteen when he joined his father, Thomas Haworth, to learn linoleum desig...

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Paul Karrer, Jr., Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 MP (1889 - 1971)

Paul Karrer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1937 , "for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2" From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1922-1941, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, ...

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Leopold Stephen (Lavoslav Stjepan) Ružička, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1939 MP (1887 - 1976)

Leopold Ružička, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1939 , "for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes".

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Carl Bosch, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1931 MP (1874 - 1940)

Carl Bosch (27 August 1874 – 26 April 1940) was a German chemist and engineer and Nobel laureate in chemistry. He was a pioneer in the field of high-pressure industrial chemistry and founder of ...

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Ada Yonath / עדה יונת Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009 MP

Rehovot, Israel

Ada E. Yonath, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 "Ada E. Yonath - Photo Gallery" . Nobelprize.org. עדה יונת עדה י...

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Hans Fischer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1930 MP (1881 - 1945)

Hans Fischer (July 27, 1881 – March 31, 1945) was a German organic chemist and the recipient of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Chemistry "for his researches into the constitution of haemin and chlorop...

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Sir Arthur Harden, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1929 MP (1865 - 1940)

Sir Arthur Harden (12 October 1865 – 17 June 1940) was an English biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigation...

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Adolf Otto Reinold Windaus, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1928 MP (1876 - 1959)

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (December 25, 1876 – June 9, 1959) was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins. He was the ...

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Heinrich Otto Wieland, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1927 MP (1877 - 1957)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1927 was awarded to Heinrich Wieland "for his investigations of the constitution of the bile acids and related substances". Heinrich Otto Wieland was born as the son of W...

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Theodor (The) Svedberg, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1926 MP (1884 - 1971)

The Svedberg, Physical and colloidal chemist, Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1926, "for his work on disperse systems" Theodor (The) Svedberg was born at Fleräng, Valbo, in the county...

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Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 1880)

Benjamin Peirce ( /ˈpɜrs/;[1] April 4, 1809, Salem, Massachusetts – October 6, 1880, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for ...

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Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1925 MP (1865 - 1929)

Richard Zsigmondy - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1925 Nobel Prize motivation : "for his demonstration of the heterogenous nature of colloid solutions and for the methods he used, which have since become ...

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Fritz Pregl, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1923 MP (1869 - 1930)

Fritz Pregl (in Slovene also Friderik Pregl) (3 September 1869 – 13 December 1930), was an Austrian chemist and physician from a mixed Slovene-German-speaking background. He won the Nobel Prize ...

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Francis William Aston, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1922 MP (1877 - 1945)

Francis William Aston , English Physical chemist - The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1922 Prize motivation: "for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-rad...

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Roger Bacon, O.F.M. MP (1214 - 1294)

Roger Bacon, O.F.M. (c. 1214–1294), also known as Doctor Mirabilis (medieval accolade, meaning "wonderful teacher"), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable empha...

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Robert Boyle MP (1627 - 1691)

Early years Robert Boyle was born in Lismore Castle, in County Waterford, Ireland, the seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. Richard Boyle had arrived in Ireland in 158...

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Jābir ibn Hayyān MP (c.721 - c.815)

Abu Musa Jābir ibn Hayyān (Arabic/Persian:جابر بن حیان) (born c. 721 in Tus, Iran–died c. 815 in Kufa, Iraq) w...

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Cleopatra the Alchemist MP (c.-350 - c.-300)

Cleopatra the Alchemist (3rd- or 4th century), was an Egyptian alchemist and author. The dates of her life and death are unknown, but she was active in Alexandria in the 3rd century or the 4th century....

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Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1921 MP (1877 - 1956)

Frederick Soddy (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to...

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Zosimos of Panopolis MP (c.300 - d.)

Zosimos of Panopolis was an Egyptian or Greek alchemist and Gnostic mystic from the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD. He was born in Panopolis, present day Akhmim in the south of Egyp...

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Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī MP (865 - 925)

Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī (Mohammad-e Zakariā-ye Rāzi: Persian: محمد زکریای را&#x...

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Mary the Jewess MP (deceased)

Maria the Jewess (or Maria Prophetissima, Maria Prophetissa, Mary Prophetissa, Miriam the Prophetess) is estimated to have lived anywhere between the first and third centuries CE. She is attributed wit...

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Nicolas Flamel MP (1330 - 1418)

Nicolas Flamel (early 1330s–1418) was a successful French scrivener and manuscript-seller who developed a posthumous reputation as an alchemist due to his reputed work on the philosopher's stone...

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Walther Nernst, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1920 MP (1864 - 1941)

Walther Hermann Nernst (25 June 1864 – 18 November 1941) was a German physical chemist and physicist who is known for his theories behind the calculation of chemical affinity as embodied in the ...

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Richard Martin Willstätter, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1915 MP (1872 - 1942)

Richard Martin Willstätter (13 August 1872 – 3 August 1942) was a German organic chemist whose study of the structure of plant pigments, chlorophyll included, won him the 1915 Nobel Prize...

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Theodore William Richards, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1914 MP (1868 - 1928)

Theodore William Richards (January 31, 1868 – April 2, 1928) was the first American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, earning the award "in recognition of his exact determinatio...

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Alfred Werner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1913 MP (1866 - 1919)

Alfred Werner (December 12, 1866 - November 15, 1919) was a Swiss chemist who was a student at ETH Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913 for pr...

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Paul Sabatier, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1912 MP (1854 - 1941)

Paul Sabatier (5 November 1854, Carcassonne, France, - 14 August 1941, Toulouse, France) Nobel Prize in Chemistry (jointly) in 1912. Prize motivation: "for his method of hydrogenating organic compo...

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Victor Grignard, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1912 MP (1871 - 1935)

Victor Grignard Victor Gringard , Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1912, Biography François Auguste Victor Grignard (May 6, 1871 in Cherbourg - December 13, 1935 in Lyon) was a Nobel Prize-winning ...

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Otto Wallach, Nobel prize in Chemistry 1910 MP (1847 - 1931)

Otto Wallach (27 March 1847 - 26 February 1931) was a German chemist and recipient of the 1910 Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work on alicyclic compounds. Biography Wallach was born in Kön...

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1909 MP (1853 - 1932)

Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald (Latvian: Vilhelms Ostvalds; 2 September 1853 – 4 April 1932) was a Baltic German chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysi...

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