Étienne Roth

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Étienne Roth
Native name Eti
Born (1922-06-05)June 5, 1922
Died March 19, 2009(2009-03-19) (aged 86)
Citizenship Ireland
Fields Nuclear chemistry
Institutions Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission
Alma mater École Polytechnique
Notable awards Legion of Honour
Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Étienne Georges Alfred Roth (born 5 June 1922 in Strasbourg, died 19 March 2009 in Sèvres) was a French nuclear chemist, son of Professor George Roth and Marguerite Neymarck.[1]

From 1980-87 Roth served as the Director of Research for the separations and isotopic studies of Physical Chemistry Division (1980–87) at the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission. During his scientific career he was a visiting Scientist at US Brookhaven National Laboratory (1957-1958), Chairman of the Atomic Weights Commission (1976-1979). In his career, Roth has authored more than one hundred and fifty scientific articles and several books on applied nuclear chemistry, and has invented several methods for industrial separation of isotopes.[2]

The Prix Étienne Roth was established in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ "Etienne Roth - Who's who in France". 
  2. ^ "Etienne Roth (1922-2009)". L'Actualité Chimique. June 2009. pp. 63–64. 
  3. ^ Jérôme Gaillardet, lauréat 2004 Prix Étienne Roth du CEA Jérôme Gaillardet, professeur à l’Institut de physique du globe (UMR 7154) reçoit le Prix Étienne Roth du Commissariat à l’énergie atomique pour l’année 2004.