24 Facts About Lewis Gilbert

1. Lewis Gilbert was nominated 35 times for a Nobel Prize but never won.

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2. Lewis Gilbert was educated at home, while his family lived in Massachusetts and Nebraska, until he was 14 years old.

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3. Lewis Gilbert built on the work of another American pioneer in thermodynamics, Josiah Willard Gibbs of Yale University, whose contributions were only slowly recognized.

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4. Lewis Gilbert was instrumental in developing the theory of covalent bonding.

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5. Lewis Gilbert called this the "group of eight", and American chemist and physicist Irving Langmuir labeled it an "octet.

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6. In 1912 Lewis Gilbert accepted a position as dean and chairman of the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

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7. Lewis Gilbert styled himself an enfant terrible and enjoyed shocking people with his unorthodox views.

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8. Lewis Gilbert conceived polar bonds simply as unequally shared electron pairs.

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9. In 1912 Lewis Gilbert accepted an offer to become dean and chairman of the College of Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley.

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10. Lewis Gilbert occasionally published speculative papers dealing with fundamental problems in theoretical physics.

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11. Lewis Gilbert set himself the task of closing this gap between theory and practice.

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12. In 1912 Lewis Gilbert married Mary Hinckley Sheldon, by whom he had three children, a daughter and two sons.

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13. Lewis Gilbert spent 25 years determining free energies of various substances.

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14. Lewis Gilbert introduced the thermodynamic concept of activity and coined the term "fugacity".

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15. In 1926, Lewis Gilbert coined the term "photon" for the smallest unit of radiant energy.

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16. Lewis Gilbert worked with hydrogen and managed to purify a sample of heavy water.

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17. Lewis Gilbert decides to write less-than-nice poems for both Lewis and Margaret.

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18. Lewis Gilbert is returning to a team without good friend Jake Muzzin.

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19. Lewis Gilbert died at home in Monaco on 23 February 2018, aged 97.

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20. In 2001, Lewis Gilbert was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute, the highest accolade in the British film industry.

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21. Lewis Gilbert was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 Birthday Honours for services to the film industry.

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22. Lewis Gilbert said Alfie was only made because the low budget was "the sort of money Paramount executives normally spend on cigar bills".

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23. Lewis Gilbert was born in Hackney, London, to a second-generation family of music hall performers, and spent his early years travelling with his parents, Ada, who was of Jewish descent, and George Gilbert, and watching the shows from the wings.

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24. Lewis Gilbert began the week as a full participant Both starting tackles have already been ruled out of the contest, while guards Bradley Bozeman and Alex Lewis are both questionable for the game.

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