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Georg von Hevesy

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Dates

August 01, 1885 – July 05, 1966

Authorized Form of Name

Hevesy, Georg von, 1885-1966

Additional Forms of Names

Bischitz, György, 1885-1966

De Hevesy, George, 1885-1966

Hevesy, G. von (Georg), 1885-1966

Hevesy, Georg Karl von, 1885-1966

Hevesy, George, 1885-1966

Hevesy, György, 1885-1966

Hevesy, György József, 1885-1966

Von Hevesy, Georg, 1885-1966

ג'ורג' דה, הווסי, 1885-1966

Biography

Abstract

George de Hevesy was a chemist, specializing in inorganic chemistry and nuclear chemistry at Stockholm University. He was awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes."

Important Dates

August 01, 1885Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1908Obtained PhD in Chemistry, Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (University of Freiburg im Breisgau), Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

1908 – 1910Research Assistant, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich).

1910 – 1913Fellow, University of Manchester.

1913 – 1915Researcher, Institut Radiumforschung (Institute for Radium Research Vienna).

1919 – 1926Researcher, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen (Denmark).

1925Member, Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab (Danish Academy of Sciences).

1926 – 1930Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universität Frieburg im Breisgau (University of Frieburg im Breisgau), Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

1929Awarded Cannizzaro Prize.

1930 – 1934Baker Lecturer, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1934 – 1952Researcher, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen (Denmark).

1939Foreign Member, Royal Society.

1939Member, Royal Chemical Society.

1942Awarded Danish Cancer Research Prize.

1942Member, Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien (Swedish Academy of Sciences).

1943Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes".

1945Member, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

1949Awarded Copley Medal, Royal Society.

1949 – 1950Francqui Professor, Rijksuniversiteit te Gent (University of Ghent).

1949 – 1950Associate, Institute of Research in Organic Chemistry, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University).

1950Awarded Faraday Medal, Royal Chemical Society.

1950Awarded Bruxelles Academy Medal.

1951Awarded Bailey Medal.

1959Awarded Atoms for Peace Award.

1961Member, Pontificia Accademia delle scienze (Pontifical Academy of Sciences).

1961Awarded Rosenberger Medal, Chicago University.

July 05, 1966Death, Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Occupation

Inorganic and nuclear chemist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Graduate Education

Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Employment

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Death

Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Subjects

Biochemistry.

Biology.

Inorganic chemistry.

Isotopes.

Nuclear chemistry.

Radioactivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Hevesy, Eugénie Baroness Schosberger

Mother.

Hevesy, Louis de

Father.

Hevesy, Pia Riis

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Aten, A. H. W.

Advised by Hevesy at Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (University of Freiburg im Breisgau).

Cremer, E. (Erika), 1900-

Advised by Hevesy at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Meyer, Georg, 1857-1950

PhD advisor at Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (University of Freiburg im Breisgau).

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Collaborated at University of Manchester.

Colleagues

Kirkwood, John Gamble, 1907-1959

Both employed at Cornell University.

Additional

Aston, Francis William, 1877-1945

Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

Curie, Marie, 1867-1934

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Grosse, Aristid von, 1905-1985

Hopkins, B. S. (B. Smith)

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Levi, Hilde

Mark, H. F. (Herman Francis), 1895-1992

Mitchell, Joseph S. (Joseph Stanley)

Moller, C. (Christian), 1904-1980

Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941

Nishina, Yoshio, 1890-1951

Paneth, Fritz, 1887-1958

Ramsay, William, 1852-1916

Rozental, S. (Stefan)

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Segrè, Emilio

Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Chemistry

Baker Lecturer.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Research Assistant, Institute of Physical Chemistry.

Institut für Radiumforschung

Researcher.

Niels Bohr institutet

Researcher.

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Associate, Institute of Research in Organic Chemistry.

Rijksuniversiteit te Gent

Francqui Professor.

Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1908). Professor of Physical Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab

Member.

Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademien

Member.

Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

Member.

Pontificia Accademia delle scienze

Member.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign Member. Awarded 1949 Copley Medal and 1950 Faraday Medal.

University of Chicago

Awarded 1961 Rosenberger Medal.

University of Manchester

Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Georg von Hevesy lectures, 1962.

Cavendish Laboratory

cambridge

Georg von Hevesy papers, 1908-1965.

Special Collection Library

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

James D. Hoskins Library, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Georg von Hevesy scientific correspondence, 1910-1966.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Georg von Hevesy supplementary collection, 1910-1966.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral history interview with Georg von Hevesy, 1962 May 25 and 4 February 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Atoms for Peace Award records, 1944-1972.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

B. Smith Hopkins papers, 1917-1963.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Ernest Rutherford correspondence [microform], 1906-1937.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

H. F. Mark autobiography, 1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

How it came about, circa 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joseph S. Mitchell papers, 1924-1988.

Department of Archives and Manuscripts

Cambridge University

West Road, Cambridge, CH3 9DR

Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1975.

Bentley Historical Library

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113, USA

Martin David Kamen papers, 1923-1992 (bulk 1945-1955).

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Niels Bohr collection of manuscripts by other authors, 1910-1961.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, 1903-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral history interview with Aristid Victor Grosse, 1974 January 11 and April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Christian Møller, 1971 August 25, 26 and October 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segrè, 1967 February 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hilde Levi, 1971 October 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann, 1978 June 23 and July 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Niels Bohr, 1962 October 31, November 1, 7, 14, and 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stefan Rozental, 1971 August 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Scientific correspondence [microform], 1907-1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Yoshio Nishina papers.

Nishina Memorial Room

Institute for Physical and Chemical Research

Tokyo, Japan

Yoshio Nishina published correspondence, 1923-1949.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

A manual of radioactivity/ by Gerge Hevesy... and F.A. Paneth; translated by Robert W. Lawson.

Chemical analysis by X-rays and its applications/ by Georg von Hevesy…

Lehrbuch der radioaktivität / von Georg v. Hevesy und Fritz Paneth. Mit 36 abbildungen im text und 3 tafeln.

Lehrbuch der radioaktivität [microform]/ von Georg v. Hevesy und Fritz Paneth. Mit 36 abbildungen im text und 3 tafeln.

Selected papers of George Hevesy.

Subject

Georg von Hevesy Physics Today obituary.

George de Hevesy Nobel Prize Biography

George de Hevesy: life and work: a biography/ by Hilde Levi.