In Memoriam: Paul Crutzen



The College is saddened to announce the death of Honorary Fellow Professor Dr Paul Josef Crutzen.

Paul Crutzen was a Dutch chemist who received the 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for demonstrating, in 1970, that nitrogen oxide erodes the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. 

He was Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, from 1980 to 2000. His full obituary has been posted on their website, which you can read here.