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Happy Birthday, Charles F. Brush
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
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
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
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
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.
Happy Birthday, Norbert Rillieux
Sugar has been around for centuries, but the revolution in sugar processing occurred less than 200 years ago. Learn about the life and work of the engineer behind this revolution.
Happy Birthday, Ralph Fowler
During his career, Ralph Fowler supervised 64 doctoral students at Cambridge University, 3 of whom would become Nobel laureates.
Happy Birthday, Joseph Petzval
In 1840, this Hungarian physicist introduced a lens design that could gather more than 20 times as much light as lenses used in earlier cameras.
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