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Authorised form of nameBunsen; Robert Wilhelm (1811 - 1899)
Dates1811 - 1899
Place of birthGottingen, Germany
Date of birth31 March 1811
Place of deathHeidelberg, Germany
Date of death16 August 1899
Research fieldChemistry
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election25/11/1858
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1860; Davy Medal 1877
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 46-49 signed by H E R
References:
Frank A J L James, 'Of "Medals and Muddles". The Context of the Discovery of Thallium: William Crookes's Early Spectro-Chemical Work' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 65-90
R Sharp, 'Some final thoughts of Sir John Herschel, FRS' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 183-186
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/61621398
Royal Society codeNA8155
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1858/17Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/373/1/102Testimonial by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, Heidelberg, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe15 April 1874
MC/6/115Letter from R W [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen to the Royal Society27 November 1860
NLB/19/346Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 August 1899
RR/4/30Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches - Part IV' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe24 October 1859
RR/5/36Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches.—Part V. On the direct measurement of the chemical action of sunlight' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe28 December 1862
RR/6/311Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches.—Part V. On the direct measurement of the chemical action of sunlight' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe13 January 1863
RR/3/34Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the photochemical researches, numbers one and two' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe5 February 1857
RR/3/35Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on two papers 'On the photochemical researches, numbers one and two' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe and on 'On the hyrdrocarbons in boghead oil' by Greville Williams4 May 1857
PT/58/5Paper, 'Photochemical researches. Section II' by Professor [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen and H E [Henry Enfield] Roscoe[1856]
PT/58/15/4Plate, apparatus for finding coefficient of extinction for chlorine and hydrogen
by F Veith
[1857]
PT/58/15/2Plate, light falling perpendicular to surface of medium by unknown artist[1857]
RR/3/36Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Photochemical researches part III' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe4 July 1857
PT/58/15Paper, 'Photochemical researches. 3rd communication' by R [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen and H E [Henry Enfield] Roscoe20 May 1857
PT/68/6/2Plate, photographic apparatus controlling light exposure by unknown artist[1862]
PT/58/15/3Plate, ray of light passing through glass plates by unknown artist[1857]
PT/58/15/1Manuscript, 'Photochemical researches. 3rd communication' by R [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen and H E [Henry Enfield] Roscoe20 May 1857
PT/68/6/1Manuscript, 'Photochemical researches part V' by Robert [Wilhelm] Bunsen and Henry E [Enfield] Roscoe[1862]
PT/68/6/3Plate, chemical action on horizontal surface by sunlight throughout day by unknown artist[1862]
PT/68/6/4Plate, 'Specimen of the graduated stripes as made with the pendulum apparatus' by Henry E [Enfield] RoscoeDecember 1862
PT/58/4Paper, 'Photochemical researches' by Professor [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen and H E [Henry Enfield] Roscoe[1856]
PT/75/8/26Drawing, photometric arrangement by Fried [Friedrich] Veith[1859]
PT/75/8/30Graphs, variation in chemical diffused light and daily changes in chemical luminosity by unknown artist[1859]
PT/75/8/29Graphs, accuracy of calculated zenith distances and relation of chemical action to sun's zenith distances by unknown artist[1859]
PT/75/8/27Diagrams, graphs of light reflection and apparatus by [Friedrich] Veith[1859]
PT/75/8/25Drawings, photometer by [Friedrich Veith][1859]
PT/75/8/28Graphs, rate of issue of gas and relation of zenith to ordinates by unknown artist[1859]
PT/75/8/31Graph, dependence of chemical illumination on barometric pressure by unknown artist[1859]
PT/75/8/33Graph, chemical illumination at specific places and times by unknown artist[1859]
PT/75/8/32Graph, 'Diagram showing the chemical action effected by the different parts of the solar spectrum' by H E [Henry Enfield] Roscoe[1859]
MC/5/375Letter from R W [Robert Wilhelm] Bunsen, Heidelberg, to the Royal Society2 December 1858
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
PT/68/6Paper, 'Photochemical researches part V' by Robert [Wilhelm] Bunsen and Henry E [Enfield] Roscoe[1862]
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