Science Birthdays, June 4

6/4/1756          Jean Chaptal,    chemist, he discovered that adding sugar to unfermented wine would increase the alcohol content, known as chaptalization, he died in 1832 at age 76.

6/4/1877          Heinrich Wieland,        chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on bile acids, he died in 1957 at age 80.

6/4/1889          Beno Gutenberg,          geologist, worked with Richter in developing the Richter scale for earthquakes, log E = 11.8 + 1.5M, where E is energy in ergs and M is magnitude, he died in 1960 at age 71.


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