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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.

Happy Birthday, Norbert Rillieux

March 17, 2022

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

January 17, 2022

During his career, Ralph Fowler supervised 64 doctoral students at Cambridge University, 3 of whom would become Nobel laureates.

Happy Birthday, Joseph Petzval

January 6, 2022

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.

5 Fun Facts to Celebrate Fibonacci Day

November 23, 2021

Fun fact: The Fibonacci sequence can be found in flowers, pine cones, tree branches, and shells.

Möbius Strips: Where Math Meets Art

November 16, 2021

The Möbius strip was simultaneously and independently discovered by two German mathematicians in the 1850s. Today, this one-sided object is found in tools, art, nature, and more.

Happy Birthday, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant

August 23, 2021

The shallow water equations, a derivation of the Navier–Stokes equations, and Saint-Venant’s principle can all be credited to French physicist Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant.


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