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Manfred Eigen
Born9 May 1927
Died6 February 2019(2019-02-06) (aged 91)
NationalityGerman
FieldsBiophysical chemistry
This person won a Nobel Prize
Manfred Eigen (9 May 1927[1][2] – 6 February 2019) was a German biophysical chemist who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[3] and George Porter.[4] He was known for his studies of extremely fast chemical reactions induced in response to very short pulses of energy.

He was born in Bochum, Germany. Eigen died on 6 February 2019 in Berlin at the age of 91.[5][6][7]

References

  1. "Manfred Eigen Festschrift: special issue dedicated to Professor Manfred Eigen on the occasion of his 60th birthday", Biophys. Chem. 26 (2–3): 101–390, 1987, May 9, 1987, PMID 3300802  
  2. Schlögl, R W (1997), "To Manfred Eigen on his 70th birthday", Biophys. Chem. 66 (2–3): 71–3, Jun 30, 1997, doi:10.1016/S0301-4622(97)00075-6 , PMID 17029872  
  3. Dainton, F.; Thrush, B. A. (1981). "Ronald George Wreyford Norrish. 9 November 1897-7 June 1978". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 27 (0): 379–424. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1981.0016 . ISSN 0080-4606 . 
  4. Fleming, G. R.; Phillips, D. (2004). "George Porter KT OM, Lord Porter of Luddenham. 6 December 1920 - 31 August 2002: Elected F.R.S. 1960". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 50 (0): 257–283. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2004.0017 . ISSN 0080-4606 . 
  5. "Manfred Eigen, 1967 Nobel Chemistry Laureate, Dies at 91". The New York Times. 7 February 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/02/07/world/europe/ap-eu-germany-obit-eigen.html. Retrieved 7 February 2019. 
  6. Merlot, Julia (7 February 2019). "Der Bezwinger des Unmessbaren" (in German). Der Spiegel (Hamburg). http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/technik/manfred-eigen-ist-tot-der-bezwinger-des-unmessbaren-a-1252131.html. Retrieved 7 February 2019. 
  7. "Göttingen Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen has died". The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. Göttingen. 7 February 2019. https://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/15874842/Manfred-Eigen.