Question: German Nobel Prize winner Manfred Eigen who died at age of 91, belongs to which field?
- Manfred Eigen, a German Nobel Prize winning chemist, passed away at the age of 91.
- The Bochum-born chemist revolutionized the way scientists measure extremely fast chemical reactions. He also founded the Max Planck Institutefor Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen.
- Eigen was best known for his work in measuring extremely fast chemical reactions, for which he was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- In 1953, he introduced a high frequency sound wave that could determine chemical reaction rates in the micro- and nanosecond range.
By Achyutanand Pandey