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Happy Birthday, Joseph Larmor

July 11, 2023

Joseph Larmor wrote on topics ranging from electricity and dynamics to the electron theory of matter. However, he is best known for his 1900 publication on aether and matter.

Happy Birthday, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

June 14, 2023

Coulomb’s law of friction, the torsion balance, Coulomb’s law, — These are just a few of Charles-Augustin de Coulomb’s many scientific contributions.

Happy Birthday, Angelo Moriondo

June 6, 2023

How we brew espresso today is largely influenced by an inventor from the 1800s, who recognized the need to provide quick coffee service.

Happy Birthday, Charles F. Brush

March 17, 2023

Learn about the most famous inventions of Charles F. Brush, the American engineer who is known for his advancements in electric lighting and powering wind turbines.

Happy Birthday, Ludwig Boltzmann

February 20, 2023

Learn about the life and work of Ludwig Boltzmann, the nineteenth-century physicist who had a large role in the advancement of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

Happy Birthday, Robert Ledley

June 28, 2022

The first full-body CT scanner model can be found in the National Museum of American History, located in Washington, D.C. Read about the physicist who designed it here.

Happy Birthday, David Crosthwait

May 27, 2022

Fun fact: The original HVAC system for Rockefeller Center in New York City was designed by David Crosthwait, an engineer with 100+ patents.

Happy Birthday, Oliver Heaviside

May 18, 2022

At the age of 16, Oliver Heaviside’s formal education came to an end. However, he went on to discover the first coaxial cable, the modern Maxwell’s equations, and the Kennelly–Heaviside layer.