William Ramsay

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Ramsay, William


Born Oct. 2, 1852, in Glasgow; died July 23, 1916, in High Wycombe. British chemist and physicist. Professor at the University of Bristol (from 1880) and University College, London (1887–1913).

Ramsay was an honorary member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1913).


Solov’ev, Iu. I., and L. P. Petrov. Vil’iam Ramzai, z852-z9z6. Moscow, 1971. (Contains bibliography.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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