Libby, Willard (Frank)

born Dec. 17, 1908, Grand Valley, Colo., U.S.
died Sept. 8, 1980, Los Angeles, Calif.

U.S. chemist.

He studied at the University of California at Berkeley and later taught there and at the University of Chicago and UCLA. With the Manhattan Project, he helped develop a method for separating uranium isotopes and showed that tritium is a product of cosmic radiation. In 1947 he and his students developed carbon-14 dating, which proved to be an extremely valuable tool for archaeology, anthropology, and earth science and earned him a 1960 Nobel Prize.

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  • Libby, Willard Frank — ▪ American chemist born Dec. 17, 1908, Grand Valley, Colo., U.S. died Sept. 8, 1980, Los Angeles, Calif.       American chemist whose technique of carbon 14 (or radiocarbon) dating (carbon 14 dating) provided an extremely valuable tool for… …   Universalium

  • Libby , Willard Frank — (1908–1980) American chemist Born in Grand Valley, Colorado, Libby was educated at the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained his PhD in 1933 and began teaching. In 1941, he moved to Columbia, New York, to work on the development… …   Scientists

  • Libby, Willard (Frank) — (17 dic. 1908, Grand Valley, Col., EE.UU.–8 sep. 1980, Los Ángeles, Cal.). Químico estadounidense. Estudió en la Universidad de California en Berkeley, y más tarde fue profesor en ella y en las universidades de Chicago y California en Los Ángeles …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Willard Frank Libby — (* 17. Dezember 1908 in Grand Valley, Colorado; † 8. September 1980 in Los Angeles) war ein US amerikanischer Chemiker und Physiker. Für die Entwicklung der Radiokohlenstoffmethode zur Bestimmung des Alters archäologischer Funde erhielt er 1960… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Willard Frank Libby — (17 décembre 1908, Grand Valley, Colorado, États Unis 8 septembre 1980, Los Angeles) est un physicien et chimiste américain connu pour son rôle dans le développement de la méthode de datation par le carbone 14, qui a révolutionné l archéologie.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Willard Frank Libby — noun United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908 1980) • Syn: ↑Libby • Instance Hypernyms: ↑chemist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemienobelpreis 1960: Willard Frank Libby —   Der Amerikaner erhielt den Nobelpreis für seine Methode der Anwendung von Kohlenstoff 14 zur Altersbestimmung in Archäologie, Geologie, Geophysik und anderen Zweigen der Wissenschaft.     …   Universal-Lexikon

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