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|Birth:||31st January, 1881|
|Death:||16th August, 1957|
Irving Langmuir was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an American chemist and physicist. His most noted publication was the famous 1919 article "The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules" in which, building on Gilbert N. Lewis's cubical atom theory and Walther Kossel's chemical bonding theory, he outlined his "concentric theory of atomic structure". While at General Electric from 1909–1950, Langmuir advanced several basic fields of physics and chemistry, invented the gas-filled incandescent lamp, the hydrogen welding technique, and was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in surface chemistry. He earned a Bs degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Columbia University in 1903. He earned his PhD degree in Chemistry under Nobel laureate Walther Nernst from the University of Göttingen in 1906.
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