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Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye

  • Birth 24 Mar 1884 Maastricht, Maastricht Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
  • Death 2 Nov 1966 Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 1688

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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1688
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye (24 Mar 1884–2 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1688, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .