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George Ernest Gibson

George Ernest Gibson

American chemist
George Ernest Gibson
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Intro American chemist
Was Chemist
From United States of America
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 9 November 1884, Edinburgh
Death 26 August 1959 (aged 74 years)
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George Ernest Gibson (November 9, 1884 – August 26, 1959) was a Scottish-born American nuclear chemist.

Early years

George Ernest Gibson was born Edinburgh, Scotland and educated partly in Germany where attended a gymnasium in Darmstadt, finishing his schooling in Edinburgh. He studied chemistry at the University of Edinburgh receiving his B.Sc. in 1906. He worked with Otto Lummer at the University of Breslau where he received his Ph.D in 1911, and stayed there as lecturer for two additional years before returning to the University of Edinburgh in 1912.


In 1913 he became Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Two of his students were awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, William Giauque and Glenn T. Seaborg. In 1927 he stayed a year with Walter Heitler in Goettingen as a Guggenheim Fellow. He retired in 1954 and died in 1959.

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