Authorised form of nameDebye; Peter Joseph Wilhelm (1884 - 1966)
Other forms of namePeter Joseph William
Other forms of surnameDebye
Dates1884 - 1966
Place of birthMaastricht, Netherlands
Date of birth24 March 1884
Place of deathIthaca, New York, USA
Date of death02/11/1966
Research fieldChemical physics
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1936
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election25/05/1933
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Rumford Medal 1930
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1970 vol 16 pp 175-232, plate, by Mansel Davies
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 1. Progress before 1940' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 317 - 322
D Blow and S Wallwork, 'Prehistory of the British Crystallographic Association' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 177-186
Royal Society codeNA744
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1933/20Debye, Peter Joseph Wilhelm: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001107Debye, Peter Joseph Wilhelmcirca 1959
IM/001108Debye, Peter Joseph Wilhelmcirca 1959
NLB/73/51Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Charles Thomson Rees] Wilson, FRS7 November 1930
NLB/73/7Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Charles Thomson Rees] Wilson, FRS8 October 1930
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