Semenov, Nikolay Nikolaevich

Semenov, Nikolay Nikolaevich (1896-1986)

20th Century
Born: Saratov (Russia), 1896
Died: (Russia), 1986

Semenov was educated at the University of St. Petersburg where he graduated in 1917. During the 1920’s he worked on chain reaction mechanisms and on the theory of thermal explosions. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956 jointly with Hinshelwood. 

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