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Boltwood, Bertram Borden (Bertram)

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1927 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists, Geologist


1870 - He was born on the 27th of July in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was the American pioneer of radiochemistry.

1897-1900 - He graduated from Yale University, and became a teacher.

1907 - He measured the age of rocks by the decay of uranium to lead.

         - He got results of ages of 400 to 2200 million years, the first success of radiometric dating.

1927 - Bertram Borden Boltwood died at Hancock Point, Maine.


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