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
Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933

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

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki
01 December 1867
Polish chemist

Christian Friedrich SchönbeinChristian Friedrich Schönbein
18 October 1799
Jean PiccardJean Piccard
28 January 1884
American-Swiss chemist

Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich
04 October 1938
Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter
13 August 1872

Germain Henri HessGermain Henri Hess
07 August 1802

Jean Charles Galissard de MarignacJean Charles Galissard de Marignac
24 April 1817

Tadeus ReichsteinTadeus Reichstein
20 July 1897

Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
13 September 1887
Croatian-Swiss scientist
Nicolas-Théodore de SaussureNicolas-Théodore de Saussure
14 October 1767

Werner KuhnWerner Kuhn
06 February 1899