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Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye
Birth: Mar. 24, 1884
Death: Nov. 2, 1966
Ithaca
Tompkins County
New York, USA

Chemist. Born in Maastricht, Netherlands, he was a theoretical physicist who held the post of professor of physics at several universities in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany. In 1923, he developed a theory of ionization of electrolytes and served as professor of chemistry at Cornell University New York, 1940 to 1952. He received the 1936 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his studies in molecular structure, dipole movements, and the diffraction of X rays and electrons in gases. In 1963, he was awarded the Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Ithaca
Tompkins County
New York, USA
 
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