Willard F. Libby

Fellow: Awarded 1941

Field of Study: Physics

Fellow: Awarded 1951

Field of Study: Physics

Fellow: Awarded 1959

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-17-1908

Died: 09-08-1980

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941:

LIBBY, WILLARD FRANK:  Appointed for studies in physical chemistry, with particular reference to application of the methods of nuclear physics; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1941.

Born December 17, 1908, Grand Valley, Colorado.  Education:  University of California, B.S., 1931, Ph.D., 1933.

Instructor in Chemistry, 1933–38, Assistant Professor, 1938—, University of California.

Publications:  Articles in Physical Review, Journal of the American Chemical Society, American Mathematical Monthly, Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry.


Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1960
National Academy of Sciences , 1950