# Mathematician:Frederick Soddy

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## Mathematician

English radiochemist who, along with Ernest Rutherford, formulated the theory that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions.

Also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements.

Best known in the mathematical world for Soddy Circles and Soddy's Hexlet.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 2 September 1877 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England
- Died: 22 September 1956 in Brighton, Sussex, England

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Frederick Soddy** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Frederick Soddy** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1909:
*The Interpretation of Radium* - 1936:
*The Kiss Precise* - 1953:
*Atomic Transmutation*

## Sources

- 1991: David Wells:
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