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Walther Nernst

Walther Hermann Nernst (June 25, 1864 - November 18, 1941) was a German physicist.

Nernst was born in Briesen[?], Prussia. He studied physics and mathematics at the universities of Zürich, Berlin and Graz. After some work in Leipzig, he founded the Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at Göttingen. In 1920, he received the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1924, he became director of the Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut in Berlin, a position from which he retired in 1933.

Nernst contributed greatly to electrochemistry, thermodynamics, solid state chemistry and photochemistry[?]. Amongst his most notable discoveries were

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