Famous Polish Chemists

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The Faculty of Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

Poland has produced a number of internationally-renowned chemists over time. Here are just a few of those famous Polish chemists. Not all, of course, are household names outside of the scientific community!

Stanislaw Biniecki; Jozef Boguski; Bogumil Brzezinski ; Nikodem Caro; Marie Sklodowska Curie; Jan Czochralski; Tadeusz Estreicher; Casimir Funk; Andrzej Wincenty Gorski; Mietek Jaroniec; Wlodzimierz Kolos; Ignacy Lukasiewicz; Leon Marchlewski; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; Marceli Nencki; Stefan Niementowski; Karol Olszewski; Michal Sedziwoj; Jedrzej Sniadecki; Bohdan Szyszkowski; Andrzej Waksmundzki; Augustyn Wroblewski; Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski; Jan Zaleski; Józef Zawadzki

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The three most famous Polish chemists are probably:

Maria Sklodowska-Curie – who announced the existence of a new substance, radium, on 26th December 1898.

Zygmunt Florenty Wroblewski and Karol Olszewski – who were the first to liquefy oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a stable state in 1883.

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