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Urey Hall

Urey Hall

About named building

Urey Hall, located towards the entrance of Revelle Plaza in Revelle College, functions as a research and classroom facility for the physics department and other physical sciences. This facility is named in honor of the Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Urey who was a founding member of UC San Diego's School of Chemistry in 1960. A UC Berkeley graduate, Urey's groundbreaking research in the early 20th century led to the creation of the gaseous diffusion method of isotope separation that was used to create nuclear weapons early in the Cold War.


Naming Type: Honorary
Building Location: Revelle College
Date Constructed: January 1, 1963
Predominant Use: Laboratory/Research
Floors or Levels: 8 Floors
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