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University of Western Australia
Azerbaijan Medical University
Unified Teaching Center of Teresina, Piaui (CEUT)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
French University in Egypt
University of Mannheim
Catholic University College
26-27 July, 2012 - Guatemala City
HR College of Commerce & Economics
Dublin City University
University of International Business
United States International University of Africa
Seoul National University
Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics
University of Malaysia Sabah
Technological University of the Mixteca
Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Settat
University of Amsterdam
The University of WaikatoNigeria
25 July, 2012 - Lagos
6-7 July, 2012 - Makati City
University of Lodz
University of the East
Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information, Novosibirsk
Business School of Management, Dakar
Singapore PolytechnicSouth Africa
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of Swaziland- Kwaluseni
Tajik State University of Law, Business and Policy
28-30 July, 2012 - Bangkok to be decided
Higher Institute of Computer Sciences of El Manar
Vinnytsya National Technical University
University of Southampton
RMIT International University Vietnam, Hanoi Campus
Catholic University of Zimbabwe
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1853 Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald born 1853: physical chemist; mass action, solutions, conductivity (Ostwald's dilution law); catalysis, particularly catalytic oxidation of ammonia; Nobel Prize, 1909.
1877 Frederick Soddy born 1877: radioactive transformations (with Rutherford); displacement law and isotopes; work on radium emanation (radon) with Ramsay; Nobel Prize, 1921
1866 Frédéric Swarts born 1866: organic fluorides; Swarts reaction. He was the first to prepare chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): the first one he made was CFCl3, but he was also first to make CF2Cl2, the first CFC to become commercially important.
Albert Ghiorso and Glenn Seaborg announced discovery of element 106 in 1974. The nomenclature controversy around element 106 is over; the name seaborgium (Sg) selected by Seaborg's colleagues will stand.
Milestone case for forensic chemistry begins with the disappearance of a young German girl, later found murdered, in 1898. For the first time, chemical analysis of blood stains contributed to a conviction.
Edwin Mattison McMillan born 1907: transuranium elements; co-discoverer of neptunium (Np, element 93) and plutonium (Pu, 94); Nobel Prize, 1951
Marinus Los born 1933: imidazolinones as low-toxicity herbicides
James Dewar born 1842: liquefied hydrogen; invented vacuum flask (Dewar flask); phosphorescence at low temperatures; co-developer of cordite
Organization, in Philadelphia, of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1848.
Louis-Paul Cailletet born 1832: liquefaction of gases
Louis Pasteur sampled pure air of French Alps, 1860. His experiments comparing this air to city air contribute to germ theory of disease and demise of the theory of spontaneous generation.
Georges Claude born 1870: invented neon light (US patent US 1,189,664).
Alexander Findlay born 1874: phase rule (including a monograph, The Phase Rule and Its Applications).
Howard Walter Florey born 1898: isolation and growth of penicillin; Nobel Prize (medicine), 1945.
Richard Hadley Holm born 1933: metalloproteins, especially iron-sulfur clusters.
Robert John Kane born 1809: proposed existence of ethyl radical (ethereum) in 1833 (before Liebig).
Severo Ochoa born 1905: discovery of an enzyme involved in biosynthesis of RNA; artificial RNA; Nobel Prize (medicine), 1959.
First meeting of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, 1908. Their collaboration led, 30 years later, to the experimental detection and interpretation of fission.
Ferdinand-Frédéric-Henri Moissan born 1852: first to isolate fluorine (F, element 9); electrical furnace for preparation of metal and silicon carbides; Nobel Prize, 1906. Read Fluorine and its compounds.
Antoine-Jerome Balard born 1802: discovered bromine (Br, element 35), hypochlorous acid, and dichlorine monoxide.
Jean Perrin born 1870: research on cathode rays; Brownian movement as it relates to molecular reality; coined term "Avogadro constant"; Nobel Prize (physics), 1926.
Johann Deisenhofer born 1943: three-dimensional structure of proteins involved in photosynthesis; Nobel Prize, 1988
Hans Geiger born 1882: invented Geiger counter for detecting radiation; scattering of alpha particles in lab of Ernest Rutherford.
Jean-Marie Lehn born 1939: three-dimensional stacked-layer polycyclic compounds; Nobel Prize, 1987
Harry Mork, Arthur Little, and William Walker receive first US patent (709,922) for rayon (a name coined later for this "artificial silk" of cellulose acetate), 1902.
William Morton uses ether in pulling a tooth of Eben Frost, 1846, the first published use of ether as an anaesthetic.
1889 - The Bundy Manufacturing Co., a maker of time recording equipment, is incorporated in Binghamton, N.Y. Willard L. Bundy created a new type of timeclock for business. Bundy Manufacturing Co. Bundy was acquired by the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, Inc. (C-T-R) in 1911. Thirteen years later, the name would change one more time to International Business Machines (IBM).
Louis B. Werner and Isadore Perlman reported isolating first quantity of a compound of curium (Cm, element 96) in 1947.