Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1904-12-25
Death 1999-03-03
Canadians
English, German

Biographical notes:

Born in Hamburg, Germany on 25 December 1904. Died on 3 March 1999. Education: Dr. Ing., Darmstadt Technische Universität (1928). Employment: 1930-1935 Darmstadt Technische Universität ; 1935-1945 University of Saskatchewan ; 195-1948 University of Chicago ; 1948- National Research Council of Canada.

From the description of Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg 1986 May 5 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 78596467

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Gerhard Herzberg studied physics at the Darmstadt Institute of Technology, where he also taught after receiving his doctor's degree in 1928. Relieved of his position in 1935 by the Nazis, he emigrated to Canada, where he taught at the University of Saskatchewan until 1945. After three years at the University of Chicago, he returned to Canada as head of the Division of Physics at the National Research Council, a position he held until his retirement in 1969. In 1971, he received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry for his work in the field of molecular spectroscopy. Died 1999.

From the description of Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg, 1989 February 28 and 1 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82743676

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Gerhard Herzberg studied physics at the Darmstadt Institute of Technology, where he also taught after receiving his doctor's degree in 1928. Relieved of his position in 1935 by the Nazis, he emigrated to Canada, where he taught at the University of Saskatchewan until 1945. After three years at the University of Chicago, he returned to Canada as head of the Division of Physics at the National Research Council, a position he held until his retirement in 1969. In 1971, he received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry for his work in the field of molecular spectroscopy.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1940, 1950-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77898644

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Subjects:

  • National socialism
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Nobel Prize winners--Biography
  • Physicists--Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Quantum theory
  • Astrophysics
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Physicists--Biography
  • Astronomy

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  • Canda (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)