Gerhard Herzberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gerhard Herzberg

German-Canadian physicist and physical chemist

Date of Birth: 25-Dec-1904

Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1999

Profession: astronomer, physicist, chemist, university teacher

Nationality: Canada, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Gerhard Herzberg

  • Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, (December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999) was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals".
  • Herzberg's main work concerned atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
  • He is well known for using these techniques that determine the structures of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, including free radicals which are difficult to investigate in any other way, and for the chemical analysis of astronomical objects.
  • Herzberg served as Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1973 to 1980.

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