Paul J. Crutzen

Paul Jozef Crutzen (Dutch pronunciation: [pʌul ˈjoːzəf ˈkrɵtsə(n)]; 3 December 1933 – 28 January 2021)[1] was a Dutch atmospheric chemist.[2] [3][4] He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. He was known for work on the ozone layer and climate change.

Paul Crutzen
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Crutzen in May 2010
Paul Jozef Crutzen

(1933-12-03)3 December 1933
Died28 January 2021(2021-01-28) (aged 87)
Alma materUniversity of Stockholm
Known forResearch on ozone hole Anthropocene term
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Stockholm
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Colorado State University
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Crutzen died on 28 January 2021 at the age of 87.[5]


  1. "Paul Crutzen, who shared Nobel for ozone work, has died". AP NEWS. 28 January 2021.
  2. "Paul J. Crutzen - Facts". Archived from the original on 2018-12-05.
  3. "Paul J. Crutzen - Curriculum Vitae". Archived from the original on 2020-10-18.
  4. An Interview - Paul Crutzen talks to Harry Kroto Freeview video by the Vega Science Trust.
  5. Benner, Susanne, Ph.D. (2021-01-29). "Max Planck Institute for Chemistry mourns the loss of Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen".