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Thomas Forrister August 31, 2018

Hermann von Helmholtz made major contributions to the fields of physiology, optics, electromagnetism, and more. He also notably challenged common perceptions in science using philosophy.

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Caty Fairclough August 13, 2018

Read about the life, work, and research of the physicist behind the famous fluid dynamics equation: Sir George Gabriel Stokes.

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Thomas Forrister August 8, 2018

Paul Dirac, a British physicist, sought to theorize physical concepts were not able to be explained in words, eventually laying the foundations for quantum theory as we know it today.

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Thomas Forrister August 1, 2018

George de Hevesy is known for expanding the uses for X-ray florescence and radioactive isotopes, as well as discovering the chemical element hafnium.

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Caty Fairclough July 25, 2018

Rosalind Franklin, an accomplished chemist and X-ray crystallographer, conducted research that changed how we understand DNA and virology.

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Thomas Forrister July 18, 2018

Hendrik Lorentz won the Nobel Prize for his work in electron theory, but that only one of the many contributions he made to theoretical physics, electromagnetism, and optics.

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Jenn Nguyen July 9, 2018

Jacob Perkins was an American inventor and mechanical engineer. Most notably, he’s responsible for an appliance that we all have in our kitchens: the refrigerator.

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Caty Fairclough June 19, 2018

Blaise Pascal was a mathematician who wanted to make mathematical calculations easier. His work in projective geometry led to what is now known as Pascal’s theorem.

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Thomas Forrister June 10, 2018

Henry Darcy was a civil engineer whose study of fluid dynamics led to the formulation of the equation now known as Darcy’s law. It also helped supply his small town in France with drinking water.

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Thomas Forrister May 21, 2018

Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis’s research into mechanical systems has had far-reaching effects. In fact, the Coriolis effect is used to describe the rotation of Earth, which can be observed from space.

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Caty Fairclough May 13, 2018

Inge Lehmann was a Danish geophysicist and seismologist who used seismic waves generated by earthquakes to answer the age-old question: What’s really at the center of the earth?

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