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 William Draper Harkins

William Draper Harkins

Birth
Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Mar 1951 (aged 77)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section E5 Lot 125
Memorial ID 9644 · View Source
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Scientist. Born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, he was a chemist noted for his contributions in nuclear science. He predicted the existence of the neutron deuterium and the structure of the nucleus, which first revealed the basic process of nuclear fusion, the fundamental principle of the thermonuclear bomb. He taught chemistry at the University of Chicago until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9644
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Draper Harkins (28 Dec 1873–7 Mar 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9644, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .