Giacomo Luigi Ciamician

Location: First Floor, Room 136, North Wall, Sequence 4

Source: Kedzie Collection

Sponsor: Daniel G. Nocera

Using sunlight, Ciamician carried out, with his colleague Paolo Silber, the first systematic studies on the behaviour of organic substances towards light. He is regarded as the father of modern organic photochemistry. But his interests ranged widely, and he also made major contributions to the chemistry of pyrroles, the functions of plant glucosides and alkaloids, and various physical chemical areas such as spectroscopy. He did most of his work at the University of Bologna, Italy.