Richard R. Ernst

About Richard R. Ernst

Who is it?: Chemist
Birth Day: August 14, 1933
Birth Place: Winterthur, Swiss
Alma mater: ETH Zurich (PhD)
Awards: Marcel Benoist Prize (1985) Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1991) Wolf Prize in Chemistry (1991) Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1991) ForMemRS (1993)
Fields: Chemistry Physics
Institutions: Varian Associates ETH Zurich
Thesis: Kernresonanz-Spektroskopie mit stochastischen Hochfrequenzfeldern (1962)
Website: www.chab.ethz.ch/das-departement/personen/emeriti/emeriti-ho

Richard R. Ernst

Richard R. Ernst was born on August 14, 1933 in Winterthur, Swiss, is Chemist. Richard Robert Ernst is a Swiss chemist, researcher and teacher who won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1991, “for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy”. Born in the artistic yet industrious town of Winterthur, his childhood interest was music. However at the age of 13, he accidentally discovered his passion for chemistry and pursued it to college. After completing his PhD in physical chemistry from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, he moved to Palo Alto, California as a research chemist. There, he teamed up with an American scientist Weston Anderson, and discovered the methodology to significantly increase the sensitivity of NMR techniques. After few years, he returned to his alma mater in Zürich as a professor and introduced the technique that enabled a high-resolution, ‘two-dimensional’ study of larger molecules than had previously been accessible to NMR. His significant contribution to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance has helped scientists study the interaction between biological molecules and other substances such as metal ions, water, and drugs. It has also laid the foundation for the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in medical diagnostics. He is credited with several inventions and holds many patents.
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Popular As Richard R. Ernst
Occupation Scientists
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 14, 1933 (Winterthur, Swiss)
Birthday August 14
Town/City Winterthur, Swiss
Nationality Swiss

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Richard R. Ernst’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Richard R. Ernst was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Awards and nominations:

Ernst is a foreign fellow of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (elected 2002) and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1993. He was awarded the John Gamble Kirkwood Medal in 1989. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991 was awarded to Richard R. Ernst "for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy" A strong proponent of Ernst's nomination was the long-time Danish colleague and member of the Nobel Committee Professor Børge Bak.

He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Technical University of Munich and University of Zurich.

Ernst is member of the World Knowledge Dialogue Scientific Board. Ernst was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University in 1991. He was also awarded the Tadeus Reichstein Medal in 2000 and the Order of the Star of Romania in 2004.

The 2009 Bel Air Film Festival featured the world premiere of a documentary film on Ernst Science Plus Dharma Equals Social Responsibility. Produced by Carlo Burton, the film takes place in Ernst's hometown in Switzerland.

Biography/Timeline

1957

Ernst received both his diploma in chemistry in 1957 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1962 from ETH Zurich.

1991

Ernst is member of the World Knowledge Dialogue Scientific Board. Ernst was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University in 1991. He was also awarded the Tadeus Reichstein Medal in 2000 and the Order of the Star of Romania in 2004.

2002

Ernst is a foreign fellow of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (elected 2002) and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1993. He was awarded the John Gamble Kirkwood Medal in 1989. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991 was awarded to Richard R. Ernst "for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy" A strong proponent of Ernst's nomination was the long-time Danish colleague and member of the Nobel Committee Professor Børge Bak.

2009

The 2009 Bel Air Film Festival featured the world premiere of a documentary film on Ernst Science Plus Dharma Equals Social Responsibility. Produced by Carlo Burton, the film takes place in Ernst's hometown in Switzerland.

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