Ten fun facts about William Ramsay


Fact 1
In Hazlemere England, there is a school named after him called the Sir William Ramsey School.

Fact 2
He became the Professor of Chemistry in 1879 two years prior to becoming the principal of the University College of Bristol.

Fact 3
In 1904, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry after he had discovered the noble gases.


Fact 4
He received numerous honors, including a prize from the Smithsonian Institution, an honorary doctorate of Dublin University and the Davy and Lonfstaff Medals.

Fact 5
After leaving the University of Glasgow with no degree, he attended the University of Heidelberg but left with no degree. He received his doctorate after attending the University of Tubingen in Germany.

Fact 6
In "Essays of Biographical and Chemical", some of his articles on science were published.

Fact 7
He died in Buckinghamshire from nasal cancer in 1916.

Fact 8
Ramsay was also credited for the discovery of argon, helium, neon, xenon and krypton.

Fact 9
In his research, the experiment he designed removed oxygen and nitrogen from the air.

Fact 10
After receiving the Nobel Prize, he suggested Bangalore as the place to set up the Indian Institute of Science.


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A Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases.



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