George De Hevesy

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Birthday
1, 1885
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 5, 1966 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1885
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 5, 1966 (80)

About

A Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel laureate who used radioactive tracers to study the metabolism of animals. He also co-discovered the element hafnium.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry at the University of Budapest for one year before enrolling in the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Freiburg.

Trivia

He was the first chemist to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry after World War II, when the prize was not given for three years.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Pia Riis, who he married in 1924.

Associated With

He is a Jewish Nobel laureate like Fritz Haber.