Ronald George Wreyford Norrish

Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (November 9, 1897June 7, 1978) was a British chemist. He was born in Cambridge and attended The Perse School.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967 along with Manfred Eigen and George Porter for their study of extremely fast chemical reactions. One of his accomplishments is the development of the Norrish reaction.


* Norrish's Nobel Foundation biography

* Norrish's Nobel Lecture Some Fast Reactions in Gases Studied by Flash Photolysis and Kinetic Spectroscopy


1. Frederick Dainton; B. A. Thrush (1981). "Ronald George Wreyford Norrish. 9 November 1897-7 June 1978". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 27: 379-424.

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