Monday, 19 August 2019

996) Willard Libby

Willard Frank Libby (1908 – 1980). American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960.

- "Tall and imposing, with red hair, Libby was known as Wild Bill throughout his life."…

- "Tall, red-haired and solemn in his bearing..."…

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