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Jaroslav Heyrovsky

Prominent Czech chemist and recipient of the Nobel Prize
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He was a prominent Czech scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the polarographic method and for his invention of electroanalytical chemistry.
He came from Prague where he studied mathematics, chemistry and physics at Charles University. He also studied abroad, primarily in London, where

he collaborated with professor Donnan in the field of electrochemistry. He worked all his life in the Charles University and in 1950 he founded the Polarographic Institute, which was soon integrated in the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1959 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to science.


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