Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-

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Geochemist and founding faculty member of University of California, San Diego, Seuss (1909-1993) had been research chemist, Hamburg, 1930s and had taken part in the German government's unsuccesful program to develop nuclear weapons during World War II. He immigrated to the U. S. after the war and worked for the U. S. Geological Survey, the University of Chicago, and as professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego (chemical kinetics, nuclear hot atom chemistry, cosmic abundances of nuclear species, nuclear shell structure, geologic age determinations and carbon-14 dating).

From the description of Papers, Ca. 1935-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84429667

Austrian-born geochemist who pioneered radiocarbon dating techniques and was a founding faculty member of the University of California, San Diego.

Suess worked with Hans Jensen on the development of the nuclear shell model, a project for which Jensen later received a Nobel Prize. Suess's accomplishments include developing and improving radiocarbon dating and solving problems regarding the origin and synthesis of the elements. Suess was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965, the V.M. Goldschmidt Medal in 1974, and the Leonard Medal of the International Meteoritical Society in 1977.

From the description of Papers, 1875-1989. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 29454706

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creatorOf Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-. Papers, Ca. 1935-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Arnold, James R. (James Richard), 1923-. James Arnold papers, 1946-2001. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Papers, 1929-1991, bulk 1978-1990. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn James Arnold Papers, 1946-2001 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Weart, Spencer R., 1942-. Discovery of Global Warming, The. 2003. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Technical Information Service. German reports on atomic energy [microform], 1938-1945. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ringrose, Kathryn. UCSD 25th Anniversary oral histories, 1984. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-. Papers, 1875-1989. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Harold Urey memorial symposium [sound recording] : Harold Urey, the scientist and Harold Urey, the man / 1981 February 7. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003, person
associatedWith Anders, Edward, 1926- person
associatedWith Arnold, James, 1923- person
associatedWith Arnold, James R. (James Richard), 1923- person
associatedWith Arrhenius, Gustaf, person
associatedWith Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992, person
associatedWith Black, Robert Foster, 1918- person
associatedWith Brun, Jomar, person
associatedWith Harteck, Paul, person
associatedWith Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976, person
associatedWith Hubbs, Carl L. (Carl Leavitt), 1894-1979, person
associatedWith Jensen, Johannes, 1934- person
associatedWith Kamen, Martin David, 1913-2002, person
associatedWith Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972, person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994, person
associatedWith Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991, person
associatedWith Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996, person
associatedWith Scripps Institution of Oceanography. corporateBody
associatedWith Szilard, Leo, person
associatedWith Teller, Edward, 1908-2003, person
associatedWith University of California, San Diego corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, San Diego. Dept. of Chemistry corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, San Diego. Faculty corporateBody
associatedWith Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981, person
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Technical Information Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Weart, Spencer R., 1942- person
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California--San Diego
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Nuclear models
Science--20th century--Social aspects
Manuscripts--German
Geochemists--Biography
Radiocarbon dating
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Geochemists
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Birth 1909-12-16

Death 1993-09-20

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