Fritz Haber

Chemist, Academic

1868 – 1934

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Who was Fritz Haber?

Fritz Haber was a German chemist of Jewish origin, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his development for synthesizing ammonia, important for fertilizers and explosives. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for producing fertilizer. Haber, along with Max Born, proposed the Born–Haber cycle as a method for evaluating the lattice energy of an ionic solid. He has also been described as the "father of chemical warfare" for his work developing and deploying chlorine and other poisonous gases during World War I.

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Born
Dec 9, 1868
Wrocław
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
  • ETH Zurich
Employment
  • University of Karlsruhe
Lived in
  • Germany
  • Wrocław
Died
Jan 29, 1934
Basel

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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