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William Giauque

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William Francis Giauque (dʒiˈoʊk; May 12, 1895 – March 28, 1982) was a Canadian-born American chemist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1949 for his studies in the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero. He spent virtually all of his educational and professional career at the University of California, Berkeley. Biography William Francis Giauque was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on May 12, 1895. As his parents were American citizens, they returned to the U.S. where he attended public schools primarily in Michigan. Following the death of his father in 1908, the family returned to Niagara Falls, where he studied at the Niagara Falls Collegiate Institute. After graduation, he looked for work in various power plants at Niagara Falls both for financial reasons and to pursue a career in electrical engineering. He was widely unsuccessful. Eventually, however, his application was accepted by the Hooker Electro-Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, New York, whi
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