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Harold Urey (1893–1981)

Harold Urey was born on April 29, 1893 in Walkerton, Indiana, USA as Harold Clayton Urey. He died on January 5, 1981 in La Jolla, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1960 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #2.25 (1960) ... Himself
 1939 World Leaders on Peace and Democracy (Documentary short)
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 2004 The Doomsday Clock (TV Movie)
Himself - Nobel laureate - chemistry
 1988 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Concerned About Bikini Test
- Radio Bikini (1988) ... Himself - Concerned About Bikini Test

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I thought it might have a practical use in something like neon signs. [on developing heavy water, vital to the atomic bomb]


Scientist and professor of chemistry at several universities, including the University of California at La Jolla (1958-1970), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1934 for his discovery of deuterium, or heavy hydrogen, which led to the development of the hydrogen bomb.

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