Gerhard Ertl

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Birthday
10, 1936
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Germany

About

A German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007 for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces. He was also the director of the Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG from 1986 to 2004.

Before Fame

He completed his studies in Physics at the Technical University of Stuttgart in 1961, after studying at both the University of Paris and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

Trivia

He received the Nobel Prize on his 71st birthday.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Barbara.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize the year before Martin Chalfie did.