Sir William Ramsay

Standard Name: Ramsay, Sir William,, 1852 - 1916


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10 December 1904
Two British scientists won Nobel Prizes: Sir William Ramsay in Chemistry for his discovery of inert gaseous elements in air, and John William Strutt in Physics for investigating the densities of argon and other gases.
November 1911
Georges Claude of France took out a patent on neon tubular lighingt (which actually contains other inert gases as well as neon). New, unprecedentedly brilliant neon signs quickly produced a revolution in the appearance of...