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Birthplace of Jaroslav Heyrovský

 
 
Birthplace of Jaroslav Heyrovský Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
1. Birthplace of Jaroslav Heyrovský Marker
Jaroslav Heyrovský was born to Leopold and Clara Heyrovský on December 20, 1890. In 1909 he began his studies of chemistry, physics, and mathematics at Charles University in Prague, and continued them at University College of London, receiving his degree in 1913. He continued his studies, receiving a PhD from Charles University in 1918, and DSc in London in 1921. Heyrovský died on March 27, 1967, and is buried in Vyšehrad cemetery in Prague.
Inscription. In Czech:
V tomto domě se 20. prosince 1890 narodil academik Jaroslav Heyrovský. Nositel nobelovy ceny za chemii.

Translated, the marker reads: In this house was born on December 20, 1890 the academic Jaroslav Heyrovský. Holder of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

 
Location. 50° 5.316′ N, 14° 24.941′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is at the intersection of Kaprova and Křižovnická on Kaprova. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prague, Hlavní město Praha 224 814, Czech Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Skaryna (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Bohuslav Balbín (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Franz Kafka (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rudolf Kremlička (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johannes Kepler (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Prague.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the corner of the building, about 15 feet off the ground, at the southeast corner of the intersection of Kaprova and Křižovnická.
The Building in Which Jaroslav Heyrovský Was Born image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
2. The Building in Which Jaroslav Heyrovský Was Born
Heyrovský received his Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in polarography, a chemical method employing electodes which make it possible to determine the composition of chemical solutions. Per the Nobel Prize Organization's biography, "Heyrovský's invention of the polarographic method dates from 1922 and he concentrated his whole further scientific activity on the development of this new branch of electrochemistry. He formed a school of Czech polarographers in the University, and was himself in the forefront of polarographic research. In 1950 Heyrovský was appointed Director of the newly established Polarographic Institute which has since been incorporated into the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences since 1952."

 
Also see . . .  Jaroslav Heyrovsky. The Nobel Prize Organization's biography of... (Submitted on October 3, 2009.) 
 
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