Ten fun facts about Carl Bosch


Fact 1
He was a pioneer in the field of high-pressure industrial chemistry and founder of IG Farben, at one point the world's largest chemical company.

Fact 2
In 1925 Bosch helped found and was the first head of IG Farben and from 1935 chairman of the board of directors.

Fact 3
He received the Siemens-Ring in 1924 for his contributions to applied research and his support of basic research.


Fact 4
In 1931 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Friedrich Bergius for the introduction of high pressure chemistry.

Fact 5
Today the Haber-Bosch process produces 100 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer every year.

Fact 6
Bosch was an ardent collector of insects, minerals, and gems. His collected meteorites and other mineral samples were loaned to Yale University, and eventually purchased by the Smithsonian.

Fact 7
He was an amateur astronomer with a well-equipped private observatory.

Fact 8
The asteroid 7414 Bosch was named in his honor.

Fact 9
The Haber–Bosch Process today consumes more than one percent of humanity's energy production and is responsible for feeding roughly one-third of its population.

Fact 10
On average, one-half of the nitrogen in a human body comes from synthetically fixed sources, the product of a Haber–Bosch plant.


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was a German chemist and engineer and Nobel laureate in chemistry

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