Awards & Winners

Robert Bunsen

Date of Birth 30-March-1811
Place of Birth Göttingen
(Germany, Lower Saxony)
Nationality Germany
Also know as R. Bunsen
Profession Chemist
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen was a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium and rubidium with Gustav Kirchhoff. Bunsen developed several gas-analytical methods, was a pioneer in photochemistry, and did early work in the field of organoarsenic chemistry. With his laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, he developed the Bunsen burner, an improvement on the laboratory burners then in use. The Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award for spectroscopy is named after Bunsen and Kirchhoff. Bunsen burners are still used today, in labs around the world.

Awards by Robert Bunsen

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Copley Medal
(For his researches on cacodyls, gaseous analysis, the Voltaire phenomena of Iceland; and other researches.)