Georg Karl von Hevesy (1885-1966)


Hevesy was born in Budapest, Hungary, and naturalized Swedish. Died in Friburgh, in 1966.

Studied in Budapest, Berlin and Friburg, and was teacher in Budapest, Copenhagen, Friburgh and Stockholm. With the Dutch D. Coster began the research work leading to the discovery, in 1922, of the hafnium. Studied its compounds as well as the elements usually called rare-earths. Also devoted some time to biochemistry and, above all, to radioactivity. For his work on isotopes and the chemical properties of substances was granted the Nobel Prize of the Chemistry in 1943.