Arthur Wahl

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Arthur C. Wahl
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Born(1917-09-08)September 8, 1917
DiedMarch 6, 2006(2006-03-06) (aged 88)
Alma materIowa State University (B.S.) and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.)
Known forFirst isolation of Plutonium
AwardsACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry (1966)[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsWashington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Doctoral advisorGlenn T. Seaborg

Arthur Charles Wahl (September 8, 1917 – March 6, 2006) was an American chemist who, as a doctoral student of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, 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


  1. ^ ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry Archived November 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Glenn Seaborg: Chamberlain of Science. Archived 2015-08-28 at the Wayback Machine Science Spectra. Nº 11 (1998)


External links[edit]

Arthur Charles Wahl at Find a Grave