Scientist Of The Day

Frederick Soddy (Chemist):

Although this is belated, The SOS Science Club would like to recognise the anniversary of a well renowned English chemist, Frederick Soddy. Born on the 2 September 1877, in EastbourneEngland, Soddy is well known for explaining the cause of radioactivity [1]. Frederick explained that the transmutation of elements was the cause of radioactivity, what is now known as nuclear reaction. “He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements.”[1] In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, “and has a crater named for him on the far side of the Moon.”

The English Chemist


[1]: Wikipedia. Frederick Soddy. 3 September 2011. 04 September 2011 <;.

By Editors, Maxine Ankora and Randall Gyebi

.: SOS Science Club MMXI :.

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