Discovery of carbon dating
The University announced Libby's results in a news release issued in connection with the article.
In 1902, The Bakhshali Manuscript was transferred to The contains simple arithmetic exercises, most likely for determining profitable exchanges.
"This radiocarbon dating method was a transformative advance to archaeology and historical studies, allowing the determination of the age of archeological sites and objects without reliance on a knowledge of local customs and history," said Viresh Rawal, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Transformative research The designation of UChicago as a National Historic Chemical Landmark joins the University's 2006 designation by the American Physical Society as an historic physics site to commemorate the work of Robert Millikan, who received the 1923 Nobel Prize in physics for experiments conducted at the Ryerson Physical Laboratory building, 1100 E. A plaque commemorating that work hangs in the first-floor lobby of the Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Two scientists working at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley discovered carbon-14 in 1940.
It measures the radioactive decay of carbon-14, which is found in all organic material.
It is the most common and reliable absolute dating technique.