Jaroslav Heyrovský, 1890-1967

  title={Jaroslav Heyrovsk{\'y}, 1890-1967},
  author={John Alfred Valentine Butler and Petr Zuman},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={167 - 191}
Jaroslav Heyrovský was born in Prague (in the Old Town, Křižovnická 14) on 20 December, 1890. He was the fifth child of Klára (born Hanlová) and JUDr. Leopold Heyrovský (1852-1924). His father was Professor of Roman Law of the University, which was at that time called the Czech Charles- Ferdinand University. His textbook The history and system of Roman law, went through five editions. He was a free thinker and advocate of Czech autonomy, a friend of T. G. Masaryk. His great grandfather JUDr… 
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Heyrovsky – the inventor of polarography
The second Nobel Prize for electrochemistry was won by Heyrovsky in 1959 for an invention rather than a discovery (thefirstwaswonbyNernst in 1921 for electrochemical thermodynamics). In the previous


Poljarograficeskaja bibliografija za 1950 g (Russian) Polarographic bibliography
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Tratat de Polarograpfie (Roumain) (Treatise on Polarography)
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  • 1959
Uvod do radioaktivity (Czech) (Introduction into Radio­ activity)
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  • 1932
Oscilografickd polarografie (Czech) (Oscillographic Polaro­ graphy)
  • Published by SNTL, Prague,
  • 1953
Subject index to polarographic literature, vol. I (1922-1950)
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