Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (31 March 1811 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861) with Gustav Kirchhoff. Bunsen developed several gas-analytical methods, was a pioneer in photochemistry, and did early work in the field of organoarsenic chemistry. With his laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, he developed the Bunsen burner, an improvement on the laboratory burners then in use. The Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award for spectroscopy is named after Bunsen and Kirchhoff.

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Born     31 March 1811
Göttingen, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany
Died     16 August 1899 (aged 88)
Heidelberg, Germany

Residence     Germany
Nationality     Germany
Fields     Chemistry
Institutions     Polytechnic School of Kassel
University of Marburg
University of Heidelberg
University of Breslau
Alma mater     University of Göttingen
Doctoral advisor     Friedrich Stromeyer
Doctoral students    

Adolf von Baeyer
Fritz Haber
Philipp Lenard
Georg Ludwig Carius
Hermann Kolbe
Adolf Lieben
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig
Viktor Meyer
Friedrich Konrad Beilstein
Henry Enfield Roscoe
John Tyndall
Edward Frankland
Dmitri Mendeleev
Thomas Edward Thorpe
Francis Robert Japp
Known for     Discovery of cacodyl radical; discoveries of caesium and rubidium.Invention of the Bunsen burner; carbon-zinc electrochemical cell; methods of gas analysis; development of spectrochemical analysis
Notable awards     Copley medal (1860)
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