György (George de) Hevesy

György (George de) Hevesy (1885-1966) George de Hevesy was born in Budapest on August 1st, 1885, the son of Louis de Hevesy, Court Counsellor and Eugénie, née Baroness Schosberger.

He studied at the Budapest Technical University and Berlin technical University and he gained his doctor’s degree at the University of Freiburg in 1908.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943 „for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes”. He discovered hafnium, chemical element No 72.

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