Victor Moritz Goldschmidt

(1888—1947) Swiss-born Norwegian chemist

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A Norwegian geochemist, Goldschmidt developed some of the basic techniques of physics for use in geochemistry, including X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. He did important work on metamorphism and trace elements, described in his textbook Geochemistry, published posthumously in 1954.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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