Legacy of Carl Auer Von Welsbach

  • Roland AdunkaEmail author
  • Mary Virginia Orna
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


On the morning of the first of September, 1928, a distinguished contingent of gentlemen descended on the quiet village of Treibach-Althofen and made their way up to the heights of Welsbach Castle to pay their respects to its proprietor on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Perhaps nothing else could demonstrate the esteem and high regard in which Auer von Welsbach was held than the credentials of this honorable group of well-wishers from every part of the world: official representatives of government, industry, scholarly and scientific societies, universities and polytechnic institutes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Auer von Welsbach-MuseumAlthofenAustria
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryCollege of New RochelleNew RochelleUSA

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