Hevesy, Gÿorgy Charles

Hevesy, Gÿorgy Charles (1885-1966)

20th Century
Born: Budapest (Hungary), 1885 
Died: Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Germany), 1966
was educated in Hungary and in Germany. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Freiburg (1908). He studied under Haber, Rutherford and Bohr. He became professor in Freiburg (1926), Copenhagen (1934) and Stockholm (1943). In 1923 Hevesy, together with Coster, isolated a new element : hafnium. His most important work was about the use of radioactive isotopes as tracers for the study of metabolic pathways. In 1943 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry. 

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1943
"for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes"