The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1925 – Richard Zsigmondy

Born: 1 April 1865, Vienna, Austrian Empire (now Austria)

Died: 24 September 1929, Göttingen, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: Goettingen University, Göttingen, Germany

Prize motivation: “for his demonstration of the heterogenous nature of colloid solutions and for the methods he used, which have since become fundamental in modern colloid chemistry”

Field: colloidal chemistry, physical chemistry

Richard Zsigmondy received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1926.



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