Harold Urey

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Birthday
29, 1893
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 5, 1981 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1893
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 5, 1981 (87)

About

An American physical chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for discovering the isotope deuterium. He also did important work in uranium enrichment and isotope separation through gaseous diffusion.

Before Fame

He went to an Amish grade school in Indiana as a boy.

Trivia

He was awarded the Medal of Merit for working on the Manhattan project.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Frieda Daum who he married in 1926.

Associated With

Like Albert Einstein, he was a Nobel laureate who worked on the Manhattan Project.