Morris William Travers

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Morris William Travers (born January 24, 1872 in London , † August 25, 1961 in Stroud ) was an English chemist .

He studied chemistry at University College and became a professor there in 1903. From 1906 he was the first director of the newly founded Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore . With the beginning of the First World War he returned to England and was employed in the chemical industry.

Together with William Ramsay , he discovered the noble gases neon , krypton and xenon between 1894 and 1908 . The discovery was made through fractional distillation of liquid air .


  • CEH Bawn: Morris William Travers. 1872-1961. In: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 9, 1963, pp. 300-313, doi : 10.1098 / rsbm.1963.0016 .

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