Theodore William Richards Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Theodore William Richards

Last Updated: 11 Mar, 2023 | Views: 74

Age: 60

Profession: Scientist

Higher Education: Harvard University

Theodore William Richards Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
31 Jan, 1868 (60 Years 02 Months 2 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
02 Apr, 1928

Theodore William Richards Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Theodore William Richards was an American chemist who made important advances in the areas of analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. William was born on January 31st, 1868 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1886. Later, in 1891, he obtained his PhD in chemistry from the University of Göttingen.

Theodore William Richards Career:

From 1892 through 1911, Richards worked as a professor at the University of Chicago, where his chemistry career got its start. 

He then joined the Harvard University faculty, where he worked as a chemistry professor from 1911 to 1947 and the department head from 1911 to 1947.

Theodore William Richards Invention:

Richards is well recognised for his groundbreaking work in atomic weight estimation and the creation of methods for precise chemical analysis. He created the idea of "equivalent weight," which is still employed in contemporary chemistry, and was the first to synthesis pure neptunium, a rare earth element. He also identified the isotope fractionation phenomena, which refers to the preferential enrichment of particular isotopes in a sample.

Theodore William Richards Achievements:

Richards received various honours and medals for his ground-breaking work, including the Willard Gibbs Medal in 1929, the Faraday Medal in 1915, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1914. 

He is considered as one of the most significant 20th-century chemists, and his contributions are still widely utilised and respected today.

Theodore William Richards Death:

On April 2, 1928, Theodore William Richards passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He passed away when he was 60 years old. 

Theodore William Richards Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In feet Inches 5'9"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs
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Hair Color

Theodore William Richards Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
William Trost Richards
Mother's Name
Anna, née Matlack
Miriam Stuart Thayer
Greenough Thayer, William Theodore
Grace Thayer
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