German Nobel Prize winner passed away

German Nobel Prize winner passed away

Question: German Nobel Prize winner Manfred Eigen who died at age of 91, belongs to which field?
(a) Physics
(b) Chemistry
(c) Economics
(d) Medicine
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • 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


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