This image may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by the Chemical Heritage Foundation of any product, service or activity, or to concur with an opinion or confirm the accuracy of any text appearing alongside or in logical association with the image. William Ramsay (1852-1916). 19th Century artwork by Leslie Ward ('Spy') of the Scottish chemist William Ramsay. Ramsay studied in Germany under Bunsen, obtaining his PhD in 1873. In 1894 Ramsay isolated a new gas from a sample of atmospheric nitrogen, identifying it with a spectroscope. It was a totally inert element which he called argon. Over the following years he isolated and identified helium, neon, krypton and xenon. For this work, Ramsay was knighted in 1902 and received the...
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
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