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Blog Posts Tagged Featured Scientists

Happy Birthday, Osborne Reynolds

August 23, 2017

Osborne Reynolds was an Irish physicist whose work focused on mathematics, thermodynamics, and — most notably — fluid mechanics.

Celebrating the Life of Robert Hooke

July 18, 2017

Robert Hooke was a Renaissance-era scientist who developed a law of elasticity (now called Hooke’s law) and published a well-known textbook on microscopy.

Happy Birthday, Wilhelm Röntgen

March 27, 2017

Wilhelm Röntgen, a German physicist, is best known for discovering X-rays. Fun fact: The first X-ray ever taken is of the hand of his wife, Anna Bertha.

Happy Birthday, Galileo Galilei

February 15, 2017

Galileo Galilei was a renowned astronomer who changed the way we think about mathematics, physics, and astronomy.

Happy Birthday, Albert A. Michelson

December 19, 2016

Did you know that Albert A. Michelson, inventor of the Michelson interferometer, was the first person to accurately measure the diameter of a distant star near the Sun?

Happy Birthday, Marie Curie

November 7, 2016

Did you know that Marie Curie coined the word “radioactive”? We discuss the life, work, and accolades of this Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

Celebrating the Life of Leon Theremin

August 29, 2016

The theremin is the first portable electronic instrument to be mass produced. It is also the only instrument that can be played without being touched. Learn about its inventor here.

Happy Birthday, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

May 12, 2016

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was an English scientist whose research greatly advanced the field of X-ray crystallography. Learn more about the life and work of this Nobel Prize-winning scientist.