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Fritz Haber

Fritz Haber (December 9, 1868 - January 29, 1934) was a German chemist.

He was born in Breslau, Germany and from 1886 until 1891 he studied at the university of Heidelberg under Robert Bunsen, at the University of Berlin in the groupe of A. W. Hoffmann[?] and a the Technical School at Charlottenberg under Carl Liebermann[?]. Bevor starting his own academic career he worked in the chemical business of his father and in the Institute of Technology at Zurich with Georg Lunge[?]. During his time in Karlsruhe from 1894 until 1911 he developed together with Carl Bosch the catalytic formation of ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen.

He was also active in the research of combustion reactions, separate gold from sea water, adsorption efects and electrochemistry. A big part of this work was done from 1911 to 1933 in the Institute for Physical and Electrochemistry at Berlin-Dahlem. It should also be mentioned that he was also active in the first gas attacks in World War I.

1918 he got the nobel prize for the fixation of nitrogen from the air, the Haber process

He died in Basel.

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