Frederick G. Keyes


Frederick George Keyes (June 24, 1885 – April 14, 1976) was an American physical chemist.[1][2] Keyes was most notable for inventing a method to sterilize milk using ultraviolet rays, and discovering that ultraviolet rays kill germs.[3] According to the National Academies Press, Keyes was also notable for "advances in thermodynamics, equations of state of gases, and thermodynamic properties, in particular liquid water and steam".[2]

Keyes received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Rhode Island and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Brown University.

Keyes was head of the department of chemistry at MIT,[1] and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[1][2] the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Array of Contemporary Physicists:Frederick Keyes". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  2. ^ a b c National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:V.73:Frederick George Keyes, BY JOHN ROSS
  3. ^ New York Times:HOW TO KILL GERMS WITH VIOLET RAYS; Dr. Frederick G. Keyes Tells of the Important Results of Experiments With Milk Made in the Laboratory of Brown University. May 29, 1910
  4. ^ "Frederick George Keyes". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 2023-02-09. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  5. ^ "APS Member History". Retrieved 2023-05-17.