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Frederick Soddy’s Isotopes

Frederick Soddy's Isotopes

This plaque commemorates a dinner party which occurred in the George Service House at 11 University Gardens in 1913, during which Frederick Soddy gave the name ‘isotopes’ to his concept of “radio elements chemically non-separable”.

Soddy was a lecturer at Glasgow University in Physical Chemistry and Radioactivity from 1904 to 1914 and won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his work on radioactivity, one of 6 Nobel Laureates associated with the University of Glasgow. (More Nobel Laureates here.)

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