Professor George de Hevesy, of the Copenhagen University Institute of Theoretical Physics, has been appointed Edward K. Dunham Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School for the current academic year, the University announced today.
He will deliver a series of lectures at the School on "Application of Radioactive Isotopes to Biological Problems," beginning April 28, open to all interested professional persons.
Professor de Hevesy is the discoverer of the element "hafnium" and introduced the application of isotopes as indicators in chemistry. He was formerly Lecturer in Budapest University and Professor of Physical Chemistry in Freiburg University. He has been at the Copenhagen University Institute since 1935.
The Dunham Lectureship is intended "to bind closer the bonds of fellowship and understanding between students and investigators in this and foreign countries." The lecturers are appointed annually and are drawn from among the leaders of medical research by a committee at the Harvard Medical School.