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Blog Posts Tagged Featured Scientists

Beulah Louise Henry and the Bobbinless Sewing Machine

February 11, 2024

Receiving 49 U.S. patents and creating more than 100 inventions, Beulah Louise Henry is remembered as a prolific inventor of the twentieth century.

Happy Birthday, John von Neumann

December 28, 2023

One of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, John von Neumann also left major marks on quantum mechanics and computer science. Learn more about this polymath’s legacy.

Happy Birthday, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

October 24, 2023

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek advanced the capabilities of microscopes and made invaluable contributions to the understanding of microbiology. Let’s take a look at his legacy.

Happy Birthday, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

October 19, 2023

A stellar finding: In the 1930s, it was discovered that certain dying stars will form into extremely dense alternative bodies. Learn about the theoretical physicist who brought this to light.

Happy Birthday, Michiyo Tsujimura

September 17, 2023

In 1932, Michiyo Tsujimura’s thesis on the chemical components of green tea was approved by the Tokyo Imperial University — making her the first woman in Japan to receive a doctorate’s degree in agriculture.

Happy Birthday, Anders Jonas Ångström

August 13, 2023

The angstrom unit, a university laboratory, and a crater on the moon are all named after Anders Jonas Ångström. Let’s learn more about this physicist whose work and accolades are out of this world!

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.

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