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The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom.

 
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Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • Born: December 17, 1908
  • Died: September 8, 1980
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Scientist

Willard Frank Libby was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960.