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.
Harington, Charles Robert (1897-1972) was a British chemist. He made important discoveries in biochemistry, particularly in his studies of the thyroid gland, a body organ located in the front of the neck. See more »
Berthollet, Claude-Louis (1748-1822) was an Italian-born French chemist who first proved that chemical reactions and affinities are dependent upon physical factors, such as mass and temperature. See more »
Hinshelwood, Cyril (1897-1967) was a British chemist. He won the 1956 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in chemical kinetics —the study of the conditions under which chemical reactions occur when molecules are in motion, and its application to bacterial cells. See more »
Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot (1910-1994), a British chemist and crystallographer, won the 1964 Nobel Prize in chemistry for X-ray studies of molecular compounds such as penicillin and vitamin B12. See more »