Willard Frank Libby (17 December 1908 – 8 September 1980) wis an American pheesical chemist notit for his role in the 1949 development o radiocaurbon datin, a process that revolutionised airchaeology an palaeontology.

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Willard Libby
BornWillard Frank Libby
17 December 1908(1908-12-17)
Grand Valley, Colorado
Died8 September 1980(1980-09-08) (aged 71)
Los Angeles, Californie
NaitionalityAmerican
Alma materVarsity o Californie, Berkeley
Kent forRadiocaurbon datin
Awairds
Scientific career
FieldsRadioactivity
Institutions
ThesisRadioactivity o ordinar elements, especially samarium an neodymium: method o detection (1933)
Doctoral advisorWendell Mitchell Latimer
Doctoral studentsMaurice Sanford Fox
Frank Sherwood Rowland