Irving Langmuir Biography

Scientist, Chemist, Physicist (1881–1957)
Irving Langmuir was a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who did groundbreaking work in surface chemistry during the 1900s.


Born on January 31, 1881, in Brooklyn, New York, Irving Langmuir studied internationally before teaching in the U.S. and later establishing a long career with General Electric. He made big breakthroughs on the nature of gases, water-based monolayer transfers and atomic structure theory, receiving the chemistry Nobel Prize in 1932. Working in meteorology as well, Langmuir died on August 16, 1957.

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