Wolfgang Ostwald

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Wolfgang Ostwald
Born 27 May 1883
Riga, Russian Empire
Died 22 November 1943(1943-11-22) (aged 60)
Nationality Baltic German
Fields chemistry
Known for colloids

Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (27 May 1883 – 22 November 1943) was a German chemist and biologist researching colloids.

Ostwald was born in Riga, the son of the 1909 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Wilhelm Ostwald, and died in Dresden.


  • Grundriß der Kolloidchemie (Basics of colloid chemistry, 1909)
  • Die Welt der vernachlässigten Dimensionen (The world of neglected dimensions, 1914)

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