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Authorised form of nameHerzberg; Gerhard (1904 - 1999)
SurnameHerzberg
ForenamesGerhard
Dates1904 - 1999
Dates and placesBirth:
25 December 1904
Death:
03 March 1999
ActivityHonours:
CC 1968; PC 1992
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/03/1951
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1971; Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1971
Lectures:
Bakerian 1960
SourcesReferences:
Digby J McLaren, review of M Christine King, E W R Steacie and Science in Canada in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 124-126
B Thrush, 'Mr Spectroscopy. Gerhard Herzberg: an illustrious life in science by B Stoicheff' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 351 - 352
A Cook, 'Report. Migrants to The Royal Society, 1930-1940' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 303 - 304
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2003 vol 49 pp 179-196, plate, by Boris P Stoicheff
Royal Society codeNA679
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1951/09Herzberg, Gerhard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/9/1/101/4Royal Society correspondence1962, 1966
HWT/41/3/5Continuing correspondence regarding membershipJanuary - July 1967
HWT/41/2/10Correspondence regarding 'Multilingual Dictionary of Important Terms in Molecular Spectroscopy' etcApril - June 1966
IM/002068Herzberg, Gerhardnd
RR/53/109Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'Absorption bands of HCN in the photographic infra-red' by Gerhard Herzberg and J W T Spinks[July 1934]
RR/53/110Referee's report by Robert Robertson, on a paper 'Absorption bands of HCN in the photographic infra-red' by Gerhard Herzberg and J W T Spinks3 August 1934
HWT/41/3/6Correspondence and papers regarding the effect on spectroscopy of the adoption of the international system of units (SI System)January - June 1968
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
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