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Richard Barrer, 1977

Richard Barrer, 1977

Richard Barrer, the founding father of zeolite chemistry, is shown speaking at his retirement from Imperial College, London, in 1977. Barrer came from a sheep farm in the Wairarapa and studied at the University of Canterbury. He went to the United Kingdom in 1932, where he was based until his death in 1996. Zeolites are porous aluminosilicate crystals which have become widely used in industry.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - New Zealand mathematicians and chemists overseas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43372/richard-barrer-1977 (accessed 26 November 2020)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 22 Oct 2014