Hessel de Vries

Physicist, Deceased Person

1916 – 1959

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Who was Hessel de Vries?

Hessel de Vries, was a Dutch physicist and professor at the University of Groningen who furthered the detection methods and applications of radiocarbon dating to a variety of sciences. But for his untimely death, he might have been a Nobel laureate. He has been called "the unsung hero of radiocarbon dating" by Eric Willis, the first director of the radiocarbon-dating laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

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Born
Nov 15, 1916
Annen
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Employment
  • University of Groningen
Lived in
  • Drenthe
Died
Dec 23, 1959
Groningen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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