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Bekesy, Georg von

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1972 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists

1899 – Born on the 3rd of June in in Budapest, Hungary.

         – He went to school in Budapest, Istanbul, Munich, and Zürich.

1926 – Studied chemistry in Berne and received his PhD from the University of Budapest.

         – Békésy worked for the Hungarian Post Office, where he did research on telecommunications.

1946 – He left Hungary to follow this line of research at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

1947-1966 – Moved to the United States, working at Harvard.

1961 – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the function of the cochlea in themammalian hearing organ.

1966 – He became a professor at the University of Hawaii.

1976 – Died on the 13th of June in Honolulu.