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Authorised form of nameBunsen; Robert Wilhelm (1811 - 1899)
SurnameBunsen
ForenamesRobert Wilhelm
Dates1811 - 1899
Dates and placesBirth:
Gottingen, Germany (31 March 1811)
Death:
Heidelberg, Germany (16 August 1899)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
25/11/1858
Medals/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
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
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/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
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/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/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
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