Weiss, Joseph Joshua

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WEISS, JOSEPH JOSHUA (1907–1972), British radiation chemist. Weiss was head of the chemistry department in the Textile Institute, Sorau, Germany (1928–30) and worked at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry, Berlin-Dahlem (1930–33) and then at University College, London (1934–39). He was professor of radiation chemistry at the University of Newcastle (1956). Weiss was an authority on chemical reactions induced by atomic radiations, particularly gamma rays.