Authorised form of namePolanyi; Michael (1891 - 1976)
Other forms of nameMihaly
Dates1891 - 1976
Place of birthBudapest, Hungary
Date of birth12 March 1891
Place of deathNorthampton
Date of death22/02/1976
Research fieldChemistry
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1944
RelationshipsFather of John Charles Polanyi (FRS 1971)
DSB vol 18 pp 718-721
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1977 vol 23 pp 413-448, plate, by E P Wigner and R A Hodgkin
P H Plesch, 'Symposium on Friedel-Crafts Catalysts and Polymerization' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 135-141
Royal Society codeNA8008
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/9/1/95Correspondence with Michael Polanyi1939-1942
PB/8/6/7Papers and talks on science and society by others, collected by Blackett, many annotated by him.c.1943-1945
PB/4/8/53/12Correspondence with Louis T Winkler (also JG Crowther and Michael Polanyi)1942
MS/866Paper, "The growth of thought in society", by Michael Polanyi1941
RR/69/225Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on a paper 'Some thermodynamical properties of gaseous sulphur dichloride' by C A McDowell and E A Moelwyn-Hughes1945
RR/70/76Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on a paper 'The second virial coefficient of a gas of non-spherical molecules' by J Corner1947
RR/72/248Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on a paper 'The dissociation energy of the C-N bond in benzylamine' by Michael Szwarc1949
RR/72/247Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on a paper 'The dissociation energy of the N-N bond in hydrazine' by Michael Szwarc1949
RR/69/195Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on two papers 'The adsorption of vapours on mercury. Parts I and II' by Charles Kemball and Eric Keightley Rideal24 January 1946
EC/1944/15Polanyi, Michael: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WRS/8670Polanyi, Michaelnd
RR/73/49Referee's report by Michael Polanyi, on a paper 'The CH2:CH.CH2-CH3 bond dissociation energy and the heat of formation of the allyl radical' by A H Sehon and Michael Szwarc2 March 1950
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