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Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE (1852–1916) wis a Breetish chemist who discovered the noble gases an received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recogneetion o his services in the discovery o the inert gaseous elements in air" (alang wi his collaborator, Laird Rayleigh, who received the Nobel Prize in Pheesics that same year for their discovery o argon).

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Sir William Ramsay
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Born 2 October 1852(1852-10-02)
Glesga, Scotland
Died 23 Julie 1916(1916-07-23) (aged 63)
High Wycombe, Bucks., Ingland
Naitionality Scots
Alma mater Varsity o Glesga (1866-9)
Anderson's Institution, Glasgow (1869)[1]
Varsity o Tübingen (PhD 1873)
Kent for Noble gases
Awairds Leconte Prize (1895)
Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service tae Science (1895)
Davy Medal (1895)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1904)
Matteucci Medal (1907)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1913)
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Varsity o Glesga (1874-80)
Varsity College, Bristol (1880–87)
Varsity College Lunnon (1887–1913)
Doctoral advisor Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig
Doctoral students Edward Charles Cyril Baly
James Johnston Dobbie
Jaroslav Heyrovský
Otto Hahn


  1. Thorburn Burns, D. (2011). "Robert Rattray Tatlock (1837-1934), Public Analyst for Glasgow" (PDF). Journal of the Association of Public Analysts. 39: 38–43. Retrieved 25 November 2011.