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Jaroslav Heyrovský

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A Czech physical chemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the polarographic method and its use in analytic chemistry (1959).


A professor at Charles University in Prague, founder of the Polarographic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science and its director, co-founder of the Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications Magazine. Author and co-author of a number of expert treatises, for instance: Use of the Polarographic Method in Practical Chemistry (1933), Inorganic Chemistry (together with J. Votoček, 1945), An Introduction to Practical Polarography (with P. Zuman, 1950), Oscillograph Polarography (with J. Forejt, 1953), The Basics of Polarography (1963) and a number of expert articles in professional periodicals at home and abroad.
He lectured in many countries and was the recipient of a number of honourable doctorates and other awards. You can find more information here
Author: Ivana Jenerálová
Added: 19.02.2010

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