George Ernest Gibson

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George Ernest Gibson
Born (1884-11-09)November 9, 1884
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died August 26, 1959(1959-08-26) (aged 74)
Alma mater University of Edinburgh B.Sc.
University of Breslau Ph.D
Scientific career
Fields Nuclear chemist
Doctoral advisor Otto Lummer
Doctoral students William Giauque
Glenn T. Seaborg
Wendell Mitchell Latimer

George Ernest Gibson (November 9, 1884 – August 26, 1959) was a Scottish-born American nuclear chemist.

Early years[edit]

George Ernest Gibson was born Edinburgh, Scotland and educated partly in Germany where attended a gymnasium in Darmstadt, finishing his schooling in Edinburgh. He studied chemistry at the University of Edinburgh receiving his B.Sc. in 1906. He worked with Otto Lummer at the University of Breslau where he received his Ph.D in 1911, and stayed there as lecturer for two additional years before returning to the University of Edinburgh in 1912.


In 1913 he became Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Two of his students were awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, William Giauque and Glenn T. Seaborg. In 1927 he stayed a year with Walter Heitler in Goettingen as a Guggenheim Fellow. He retired in 1954 and died in 1959.