Gerhard Herzberg

1904 - 1999

Gerhard Herzberg

Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, (German: [ˈɡeːɐ̯.haʁt ˈhɛʁt͡sˌbɛʁk] (listen); December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999) was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals". Herzberg's main work concerned atomic and molecular spectroscopy. He is well known for using these techniques that determine the structures of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, including free radicals which are difficult to investigate in any other way, and for the chemical analysis of astronomical objects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Herzberg has received more than 95,794 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 127th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Gerhard Herzberg ranks 127 out of 473Before him are John Macleod, Georg Ernst Stahl, Stanford Moore, Marcellin Berthelot, James Dewar, and Sune Bergström. After him are Nikolay Semyonov, Christian B. Anfinsen, Willard Libby, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Robert Burns Woodward, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.

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Among people born in 1904, Gerhard Herzberg ranks 38Before him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, Hans Albert Einstein, Louis Néel, Ernst Mayr, Luis Carrero Blanco, and Werner Forssmann. After him are Joseph Campbell, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Alejo Carpentier, Clifford D. Simak, Héctor Castro, and Arshile Gorky. Among people deceased in 1999, Gerhard Herzberg ranks 25Before him are Joe DiMaggio, Iris Murdoch, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Akio Morita, Fred Trump, and Julius Nyerere. After him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Glenn T. Seaborg, Trygve Haavelmo, Hélder Câmara, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Desmond Llewelyn.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Herzberg ranks 680 out of 3,763Before him are Wied, Prince of Albania (1876), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Hans Sachs (1494), Edith Frank (1900), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), and Hendrik Goltzius (1558). After him are Otto Loewi (1873), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Hermann Weyl (1885), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Gerhard Herzberg ranks 28Before him are Otto Diels (1876), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Ernst Chain (1906), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), and Georg Ernst Stahl (1659). After him are Hennig Brand (1630), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Feodor Lynen (1911), and Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873).

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