March 13, 1878|
Horowitz, Austria-Hungary, today Czech Republic
|Died||October 14, 1945
|Institutions||University of Paris,
University of Munich
|Alma mater||University of Prague|
|Doctoral advisor||Guido Goldschmiedt|
|Doctoral students||Eduard Zintl,
|Known for||measurement of atomic mass|
|Notable awards||Liebig Medal (1940)|
Hönigschmid worked in Paris under Henri Moissan (1904–06) and at Harvard University under Theodore Richards. He was habilitated in 1908. After 1911 he was professor of inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Prague Polytechnic University, and after World War I at the University of Munich. He specialised in research on carbides, silicates and measurement of atomic mass.
He committed suicide shortly after his friend and colleague at the Munich University Hans Fischer.
- Heinrich Wieland (1950). "Hans Fischer und Otto Hönigschmid zum Gedächtniss". Angewandte Chemie. 62 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1002/ange.19500620102.
- Lothar Birckenbach (1949). "Otto Hönigschmid 1878-1945". Chemische Berichte. 82 (4–5): XI–LXV. doi:10.1002/cber.19490820423.
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