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Boltwood, Bertram Borden

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1927 AD
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.