Arthur Wahl

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Arthur C. Wahl
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Born (1917-09-08)September 8, 1917
Des Moines, Iowa
Died March 6, 2006(2006-03-06) (aged 88)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nationality USA
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Alma mater Iowa State University (B.S.) and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisor Glenn T. Seaborg
Known for First isolation of Plutonium
Notable awards ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry (1966)[1]

Arthur C. Wahl (September 8, 1917 – March 6, 2006) was an American chemist who, as a PhD student of Glenn T. Seaborg at UC Berkeley, first isolated plutonium in February 1941.[2] He also worked on the Manhattan Project.

Further reading[edit]

Jeremy Bernstein: Plutonium: A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element. Cornell University Press, 2009. ISBN 0-8014-7517-1