Harold Urey

1893 - 1981

Harold Urey

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 for the discovery of deuterium. He played a significant role in the development of the atom bomb, as well as contributing to theories on the development of organic life from non-living matter.Born in Walkerton, Indiana, Urey studied thermodynamics under Gilbert N. Lewis at the University of California, Berkeley. After he received his PhD in 1923, he was awarded a fellowship by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to study at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Urey has received more than 254,939 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Harold Urey ranks 75 out of 473Before him are Vladimir Prelog, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Jacques Monod, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Theodore William Richards, and Friedrich Bergius. After him are Dorothy Hodgkin, Felix Hoffmann, George de Hevesy, John Howard Northrop, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Norman Haworth.

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Among people born in 1893, Harold Urey ranks 18Before him are Draža Mihailović, Roland Freisler, Karl Mannheim, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Lazar Kaganovich, and Alexander of Greece. After him are George Grosz, Soong Ching-ling, Andrés Segovia, Chaim Soutine, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Omar Bradley. Among people deceased in 1981, Harold Urey ranks 13Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs, William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, and Hideki Yukawa. After him are Bill Haley, Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, Marcel Breuer, A. J. Cronin, and William Holden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Urey ranks 514 out of 12,171Before him are Christopher Reeve (1952), Nat King Cole (1919), Danny Trejo (1944), Charles Goodyear (1800), Kurt Russell (1951), and Faye Dunaway (1941). After him are Jack Kirby (1917), Gordon Allport (1897), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), and Robert Zemeckis (1952).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Harold Urey ranks 7Before him are Linus Pauling (1901), Edwin McMillan (1907), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Melvin Calvin (1911), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), and Theodore William Richards (1868). After him are John Howard Northrop (1891), Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927).