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physical chemist

Peter Baertschi, Swiss Physical chemist. Achievements include isotope separation by distillation, inverse vapour pressure isotope effects; applications of natural isotope effects in geochemistry; papers on nuclear and reactor chemistry; geo-chemical behaviour of radionuclides. Recipient Alfred Werner award Swiss Chemical Society, 1954. Member Swiss Physical Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

Baertschi, Peter was born on July 15, 1919 in Zofingen, Switzerland. Son of Friedrich and Martha (Scheibler) Baertschi.

Education

Chemical Engineer, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1942. Doctor Science National Physics, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1945.

Career

Research assistant physics department Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1943-1945. Research associate physical chemical University Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 1945-1956, lecturer physical chemistry Switzerland, 1956. Research fellow Institute for Nuclear Studies, University Chicago, 1948-1949.

Head chemical department Paul Scherrer Institute, Wurenlingen, Switzerland, 1956-1984. Consultant National Cooperative for the Storage of R.W., Wettingen, Switzerland, since 1984. Assistant professor physical chemistry University Basel, 1956-1984.

Lecturer nuclear technical Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1957-1975.

Achievements

  • Achievements include isotope separation by distillation, inverse vapour pressure isotope effects. Applications of natural isotope effects in geochemistry. Papers on nuclear and reactor chemistry.

    Geo-chemical behaviour of radionuclides.

Membership

Member Swiss Physical Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Maria Bruun, October 20, 1948.

father:
Friedrich Baertschi

mother:
Martha (Scheibler) Baertschi

spouse:
Maria Bruun