Crutzen, Paul J.

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Crutzen, Paul J. Gender: M
Paul Jozef Crutzen
born on 3 December 1933 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°14' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°38 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°15'

Paul J. Crutzen (2010)
photo: Teemu Rajala, license cc-by-3.0


Dutch atmospheric chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work on atmospheric chemistry and specifically for his efforts in studying the formation and decomposition of atmospheric ozone. In addition to studying the ozone layer and climate change, he popularized the term Anthropocene to describe a proposed new era when human actions have a drastic effect on the Earth. He was also amongst the first few scientists to introduce the idea of a nuclear winter to describe the potential climatic effects stemming from large-scale atmospheric pollution including smoke from forest fires, industrial exhausts, and other sources like oil fires.

Crutzen married and had two daughters. He died at age 87 on 28 January 2021 in Mainz, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1995 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Sterren Tijd.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Chemistry)