Hermann Joseph Muller

Physicist, Academic

1890 – 1967

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Who was Hermann Joseph Muller?

Hermann Joseph Muller was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and genetic effects of radiation as well as his outspoken political beliefs. Muller frequently warned of the long-term dangers of radioactive fallout from nuclear war and nuclear testing, helping to raise public awareness in this area.

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Born
Dec 21, 1890
New York City
Also known as
  • Hermann J. Muller
  • H. J. Muller
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    Biology
    (1912 - 1916)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Cornell University
Employment
  • Amherst College
  • University of Texas at Austin
Lived in
  • Bloomington
    (1945 - 1967/04/05)
Died
Apr 5, 1967
Indianapolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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