Major Events of 1920


  • Nobel Prizes

    NERNST, WALTHER HERMANN, Germany, Berlin University, b. 1864, d. 1941: "in recognition of his work in thermochemistry"

    HAMSUN, KNUT PEDERSEN, Norway, b. 1859, d. 1952: "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil"

    BOURGEOIS, LƒON VICTOR AUGUSTE , France, b. 1851, d. 1925: Former Secretary of State. President of the Parliament (SŽnat). President of the Conseil de la SociŽtŽ des Nations (Council of the League of Nations) .

    Physiology or Medicine
    KROGH, SCHACK AUGUST STEENBERG, Denmark, Copenhagen University, b. 1874, d. 1949: "for his discovery of the capillary motor regulating mechanism"

    GUILLAUME, CHARLES EDOUARD, Switzerland, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights and Measures), Svres, b. 1861, d. 1938: "in recognition of the service he has rendered to precision measurements in Physics by his discovery of anomalies in nickel steel alloys"