A Nobel Prize in Czechoslovakia; Yaroslav Geyrovskiy.
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The notification of the awarding of a Nobel Prize to Yaroslav Geyrovskiy in the field of chemistry in l959 came to the scientist while he was at work at the Polarographic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Prague. The noted scientist was visited by the Deputy Chairman of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Academy Member V. Laufberger, and the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Academy Member R. Brdichka, who congratulated him warmly. Greetings, Academy Member Ya. Gerovskiy stated The awarding of this Nobel Prize does me great honor, as it evidences high regard for my discoveries and work throughout my life. I see this not so much as a personal honor, as it is a recognition of Czechoslovak science and all it has become possible to achieve in recent years as a result of its successful development...In the 37 years since its original discovery, polarography has developed considerably. Great merit in this connection should be accorded my students, and the many specialists in the subject throughout the world. Undoubtedly much credit is due to the Institute of Polarography founded by the Czechoslovak state nine years ago. Its existence has made it possible for our School of Polarography to maintain its leading international status. This, as I see it, is the main source of the great and ever-growing influence of the polarographic method... However, the important point lies not only in the fact that our social regime provides adequate material means for such successful development in polarography.
- Physical Chemistry