The Swiss have always been on the forefront when it comes to science and technology. Throughout the past several centuries Swiss scientists have made several important contributions to the development of science at the global level. Swiss born chemist Germain Henri Hess was a doctor who formulated Hess's law, an early principle of thermochemistry. He also discovered that the oxidation of sugars yielded saccharic acid. Swiss chemists have made notable contributions to several fields of the subject, both in organic and inorganic chemistry. Alfred Werner, who proposed the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes and developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry, became the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel Prize. Another prominent chemist, Albert Hofmann was the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Switzerland has produced several Nobel Prize winning chemists including Paul Karrer who won a share of the prize for his research on vitamins and Leopold Ružička who was honored for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Swiss Chemists
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906
The First Person to Synthesize LSD
Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
21 April 1889
Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
13 August 1844
Biologist, Biochemist, University teacher

Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich
04 October 1938

Jean PiccardJean Piccard
28 January 1884
American-Swiss chemist

Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter
13 August 1872
Tadeus ReichsteinTadeus Reichstein
20 July 1897

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki
01 December 1867
Polish chemist
Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
13 September 1887
Croatian-Swiss scientist