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Week 33

Week 33: Aug. 13 – 19 (Archive)

August 13

August 14

  • Hans C. Oersted, born 1877, pioneered studies in electromagnetism; first to isolate aluminum (Al, 13).
  • Richard R. Ernst, born 1933, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1991).

August 15

  • William A. Tilden, born 1842, researched organic bases, alkaloids, and specific heats of elements.
  • Charles A. Kraus, born 1875, conducted research on electrolytes.
  • Gerty T. Cori, born 1896, discovered how glycogen is catalytically converted; Nobel Prize in Medicine (1947).

August 16

  • Wendell M. Stanley, born 1904, researched chemical nature of viruses; crystallized tobacco mosaic virus; Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1946).
  • Gabriel Lippmann, born 1845, developed capillary electrometer, general theory of his process for the photographic reproduction of color; Nobel Prize in Physics (1908).

August 17

  • Walter K. F. Noddack, born 1893; in 1925, codiscovered rhenium (Re, 75).
  • Aldrich Chemical Company was established in 1951.

August 18

  • Hewlett Packard was incorporated in 1947.

August 19

  • Johan G. Gahn, born 1745; in 1774, isolated manganese (Mn, 25); co-discovered phosphoric acid in bones in 1770.
  • Lothar Meyer, born 1830, developed periodic table independently of, but at same time as, Dimitri Mendeleev (1869); showed dependence of atomic volume on atomic weight (1870).