Victor Moritz Goldschmidt
(27 Jan 1888 - 20 Mar 1947)
Swiss-Norwegian geochemist, mineralogist and petrologist who founded modern geochemistry by establishing a theoretical background that went beyond the previous mere data-collecting aspect of the field.
Science Quotes by Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (1 quote)
This [cyanide] poison is for professors of chemistry only. You, as a professor of mechanics, will have to use the rope.
Said during the Nazi occupation of Norway.
— Victor Moritz Goldschmidt
Quoted in Kaufman, Industrial Chemist and Chemical Manufacturer, Jan 1988.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Goldschmidt's birth. 27 Jan
- Victor Moritz Goldschmidt: Father of Modern Geochemistry, by Brian Mason. - book suggestion.