Wahl, Arthur

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Wahl, Arthur Gender: M
Arthur Charles Wahl
born on 8 September 1917 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°15' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°39 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°55'

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Arthur Wahl


American chemist who, as a doctoral student of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley, first isolated plutonium in February 1941. He was a worker on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos until 1946, when he joined Washington University in St. Louis. Beginning in 1952, he was the Henry V. Farr Professor of Radiochemistry; he received the American Chemical Society Award in Nuclear Chemistry in 1966 and retired in 1983. He moved back to Los Alamos in 1991 and continued his scientific writing until 2005. He died on 6 March 2006 at age 88 of Parkinson's disease and pneumonia in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Work : Great Achievement February 1941 (Isolated plutonium)
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  • Work : Prize 1966 (ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry)
  • Work : Retired 1983
  • Death by Disease 6 March 2006 (Parkinson's disease and pneumonia, age 88)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), 8 September 1917, page 5: born "this morning." A birth time of 6 AM is speculative.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS, PhD)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Plutonium)