Chemists have changed the way that science looks at the world. By breaking substances down to the atomic level, chemists have greatly expanded our knowledge of the world. Click here to find articles about the greatest chemists in history.

Richard Robert Ernst

Ernst, Richard Robert (1933 -) is a Swiss physical chemist who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

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  • Antoine Cesar Becquerel

    Antoine Cesar Becquerel

    Becquerel, Antoine Cesar (1852-1908), a French electrochemist, conducted groundbreaking work on voltaic cells, in which he solved the problem of how electricity in the cell is produced. See more »

  • Archer John Porter Martin

    Archer John Porter Martin

    Martin, Archer John Porter (1910-2002) was a British biochemist. With Richard Laurence Millington Synge, he received the 1952 Nobel Prize in chemistry. See more »

  • Arne Tiselius

    Arne Tiselius

    Tiselius, Arne (1902-1971) was a Swedish physical chemist who won the 1948 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research on electrophoresis (a method of separating and purifying through the use of an electric field) and adsorption (a process in which matter gathers on the surface of a material). See more »

  • Arthur Harden

    Arthur Harden

    Harden, Arthur (1865-1940) was a British chemist. He shared the 1929 Nobel Prize in chemistry with the German chemist Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their research on sugar fermentation and enzymes. See more »

  • Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

    Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

    Virtanen, Artturi Ilmari (1895-1973) was a Finnish biochemist whose study of plant decay led to the discovery of a method of preserving cattle feed. See more »

  • Baron Justus von Liebig

    Baron Justus von Liebig

    Liebig, Baron Justus von (1803-1873), a German chemist. He discovered chloroform and aldehyde and worked in collaboration with the chemist Friedrich Whler on the study of uric acid and fermentation. See more »

  • Benjamin Silliman

    Benjamin Silliman

    Silliman, Benjamin (1779-1864) was an American educator and scientist. He made a number of important contributions to the development of science as a field of study in the United States. See more »

  • Bernard Courtois

    Bernard Courtois

    Courtois, Bernard (1777-1838) was a French chemist who discovered the element iodine in 1811. See more »

  • Bruce Alberts

    Bruce Alberts

    Alberts, Bruce (1938-) is an American biochemist who is recognized for his work in biochemistry and molecular biology. See more »

  • Carl Bosch

    Carl Bosch

    Bosch, Carl (1874-1940), a German chemist, became known for using experimental laboratory processes to develop commercial methods of production. See more »

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