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Odd Hassel

Odd HasselBorn: 17-May-1897
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 11-May-1981
Location of death: Oslo, Norway
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: Norway
Executive summary: Conformational analysis

Norwegian chemist Odd Hassel won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1967, for his 1950 work laying out the fundamentals of conformational analysis (the study of molecules' three-dimensional geometric structure). His Nobel honor was shared with Derek Barton, who conducted similar research independently.

Father: Ernst Hassel (gynecologist, d. 1905)
Mother: Mathilde Klaveness
Brother: Lars Hassel (twin)

    University: BS Chemistry, University of Oslo (1920)
    University: PhD Chemistry, University of Berlin (1924)
    Teacher: Chemistry, University of Oslo (1925-34)
    Professor: Physical Chemistry, University of Oslo (1934-64)

    Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1923-24
    Fridtjof Nansen Award 1946
    Guldber and Waage's Law of Mass Action Memorial Medal 1964
    Gunnerus Medal 1964
    Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1969 (with Derek Barton)
    Order of St. Olav
    Chemical Society of London
    Norwegian Academy of Science
    Norwegian Chemical Society
    Royal Danish Academy of Sciences
    Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    Taken Prisoner of War Held by Nazis at Grini concentration camp, 1943-44

Author of books:
Kristallchemie (Crystal Chemistry) (1934, chemistry)

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