switzerland Famous Chemists from Switzerland

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List of notable or famous chemists from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Switzerland and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Switzerland is included when available.

This is a list that includes people like Albert Hofmann and Kurt Wüthrich.

This historic chemists from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Switzerland?" These prominent chemists of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss chemists.

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Aimé Argand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Switzerland
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François Pierre Ami Argand was a Swiss physicist and chemist. He invented the Argand lamp, a great improvement on the traditional oil lamp. ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1750-1803)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Profession: Physicist, Chemist

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Albert Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Switzerland
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Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and ...more

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Age: Died at 102 (1906-2008)

Birthplace: Baden, Switzerland

Profession: Chemist, Scientist

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Alfred Werner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from Switzerland
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Alfred Werner was a Swiss chemist who was a student at ETH Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes. Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry. He was ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1866-1919)

Birthplace: Mulhouse, France

Profession: Chemist

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Amé Pictet was a Swiss chemist. He discovered the Pictet-Spengler reaction. Pictet was born in Geneva, studied with August Kekulé at the University of Bonn where he received his Ph.D in 1879. From 1894 til 1932 he was professor at the University of Geneva. Pictet died in Geneva in 1937. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1857-1937)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Profession: Chemist

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