Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye, 1884-1966

  title={Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye, 1884-1966},
  author={Mansel. Davies},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={175 - 232}
  • M. Davies
  • Published 1 November 1970
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debije (Peter Debye) was bom on 24 March 1884 at Maastricht in the Limburg province of the Netherlands, a town bearing witness to much in the history and culture of at least three of Europe’s present national groups. Some other notable physical scientists who share the same birthday are Georg Bauer Agricola (O.S. 1494: De re metallica), Joseph Priestley (1733), Josef Stefan (1835), and Adolf Butenandt (1903), another Nobel prizewinner in Chemistry. Debye died at Ithaca… 

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