Giulio Natta

Giulio Natta

Giulio Natta

Birth : (1903-02-26)26 February 1903 Imperia,Italy

Death : 2 May 1979(1979-05-02)(aged 76) Bergamo,Italy

Personal Information

Name Giulio Natta
Birth (1903-02-26)26 February 1903 Imperia,Italy
Birth Place Imperia,Italy
Death (1979-05-02)(aged 76) Bergamo,Italy
Died At Bergamo,Italy
Nationality Italian
Alma Mater Politecnico di Milano
Fields Organic chemistry
Institution Pavia University University of Rome La Sapienza Politecnico di Torino)
Famous Research Ziegler–Natta catalyst,Natta projection

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life


He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 with Karl Ziegler for work on high polymers.


He earned his degree in chemical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano university in Milan in 1924.


In 1927 he passed the exams for becoming a professor there.


In 1933 he became a full professor and the director of the Institute of General Chemistry of Pavia University, where he stayed until 1935.


From 1936 to 1938 he moved as a full professor and director of the Institute of Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin.


In 1938 he took over as the head of the Department of chemical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano university, in a somewhat controversial manner, when his predecessor Mario Giacomo Levi was forced to step down because of racial laws against Jews being introduced in Fascist Italy.


He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 with Karl Ziegler for their research in high polymers.


In 1935 Natta married Rosita Beati; a graduate in literature, she coined the terms "isotactic", "atactic" and "syndiotactic" for polymers discovered by her husband.


Rosita died in 1968.Natta was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1956.


By 1963, his condition had progressed to the point that he required the assistance of his son and four colleagues to present his speech at the Nobel ceremonies in Stockholm.