Harold Urey

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United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)

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This is the question that Stanley Miller and Harold Urey began to explore in the 1950s and that Alexander Oparin had speculated about even earlier when he postulated that life arose in an atmosphere almost free of gaseous oxygen, which would have destroyed the small building blocks of macromolecules like nucleic acids and proteins.
A prominent US chemist, Dr Harold Urey, read between the lines of a terse communique from the Congressional Atomic Energy Commission and announced that at least one thermonuclear device had been "successfully" tested at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
Einstein had been persuaded by his physicist friend Harold Urey, himself a subject of the FBI's investigations, that the First was to be preferred.
Rose is particularly good on the critics of the government's often incoherent and inherently implausible civil-defense policies, including physicists like Harold Urey, biological scientists Bentley Glass and Barry Commoner, the founders of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and that worthy and venerable publication The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The Chemistry Nobelists Name Award Field Year Ernest Rutherford Disintegration of elements and chemistry 1908 of radioactive substances Marie Curie Discovery of radium and 1911 polonium Frederick Soddy Chemistry of radioactive 1921 substances and origin and nature of isotopes Francis Aston Discovery of isotopes of 1922 many elements by mass spectroscopy Harold Urey Discovery of heavy 1934 hydrogen Frederic Joliot & Synthesis of new radio- 1935 Irene Joliot-Curie active elements George de Hevesy Isotopes as tracers in 1943 chemical research Otto Hahn Discovery of atomic 1944 fission Glenn Seaborg & Discoveries of 1951 Edwin McMillan transuranium elements Willard Libby Development of radiocarbon dating 1960