Heyrovský, Jaroslav

Heyrovský, Jaroslav (1890-1967)

20th Century
Born: Prague (Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic), 1890
Died: Prague (Czech Republic), 1967

Heyrovsky received a BSc. degree from the University College, London (1913) and a Ph.D. from the Charles University in Prague (1918). Professor of physical chemistry at the Charles University of Prague (1924), Heyrovsky’s fame is due to his invention of polarography and his development of the technique into a major method for chemical analysis. For these accomplishment he received the Nobel Prize in 1959.

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1959
"for his discovery and development of the polarographic methods of analysis"