Awards & Winners

Alfred Werner

Date of Birth 12-December-1866
Place of Birth Mulhouse
(Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France)
Nationality Switzerland
Profession Chemist
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 the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel prize, and the only one prior to 1973.

Awards by Alfred Werner

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(in recognition of his work on the linkage of atoms in molecules by which he has thrown new light on earlier investigations and opened up new fields of research especially in inorganic chemistry)