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

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