The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1953
Born: 23 March 1881, Worms, Germany
Died: 8 September 1965, Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany (now Germany)
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Freiburg, Breisgau, Federal Republic of Germany, Staatliches Institut für makromolekulare Chemie (State Research Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry), Freiburg, Breisgau, Federal Republic of Germany
Prize motivation: "for his discoveries in the field of macromolecular chemistry"
Field: polymer chemistry