Frederick Soddy

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Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 22, 1956 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 22, 1956 (79)

About

An English chemist who was known for his studies of radioactive substances. He was awarded the 19201 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering that radioactivity is caused by the transmutation of elements.

Before Fame

He was a researcher at Oxford from 1898 to 1900.

Trivia

His essays on radioactivity was the inspiration for H. G. Wells's The World Set Free in 1914.

Family Life

He married Winifred Beilby in 1908.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry the year after Walther Nernst.