Willard Frank Libby

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Noun1.Willard Frank Libby - United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)Willard Frank Libby - United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
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As fortune would have it, a scientist named Willard Libby developed the carbon-14 dating method in 1949--just two years after the first scrolls were discovered.
In the May 30, 1947 Science, Willard Libby first reported finding trace amounts of radiocarbon (carbon-14) in the methane collected in the sewers that wasn't evident in older petroleum deposits.
Willard Libby of the University of Chicago directed the project; Libby won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1960.