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Arthur Amos Noyes, 1866-1936

Arthur A. NoyesArthur Amos Noyes, 1866-1936, B.S., Chemistry, MIT, 1886; M.S., Chemistry, MIT, 1887; Ph.D., University of Leipzig, 1890, was acting president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1907 to 1909. He was professor of chemistry at MIT, 1887-1888 and 1890-1920. In 1903 he founded the Research Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at MIT, which he directed for 17 years. He left the Institute in 1920 to direct the Gates Chemical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

Noyes was devoted to the idea that students should learn the principles of science by solving problems. His research interests focused on the nature of the solutions of electrolytes.

Prepared by the Institute Archives, MIT Libraries
October 2004

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