DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH
Discovery of neon gas by William Ramsay – October 2, 1852
William Ramsay was born in Glasgow on October 2, 1852, the son of William Ramsay, C.E. and Catherine, née Robertson. He was a nephew of the geologist, Sir Andrew Ramsay. He was the Scottish scientist who discovered the noble gases. These gases are argon, neon, krypton and xenon.