When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.
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|Birth:||6th December, 1920|
|Death:||31st August, 2002|
George Hornidge Porter was born in Stainforth, England. He was a British chemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967. He won a scholarship to the University of Leeds and gained his first degree in chemistry. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1949 for research investigating free radicals produced by photochemical means. His original research in developing the technique of flash photolysis to obtain information on short-lived molecular species provided the first evidence of free radicals. He served as a professor in the Chemistry department at the University of Sheffield in 1954-55. In 1967, he became a Visiting Professor at University College London. He served as President of the Royal Society from 1985–1990. He was also awarded the Davy Medal in 1971, the Rumford Medal in 1978, the Ellison-Cliffe Medal in 1991 and the Copley Medal in 1992. He served as Chancellor of the University of Leicester between 1984 and 1995.
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