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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.

Mildred Dresselhaus, a Driving Force for Women in STEM

March 7, 2016

Learn about the life and work of American scientist Mildred Dresselhaus, a driving figure in getting more women involved in science and engineering.

Happy Birthday, Clinton Davisson

October 22, 2015

Clinton Davisson is best known for his discovery of electron diffraction through the Davisson–Germer experiment. Learn more about the life and work of this American physicist >>

Happy Birthday, Erwin Schrödinger

August 12, 2015

We discuss the life and work of the legendary physicist behind Schrödinger’s cat, the Schrödinger equation, and more: Erwin Schrödinger.

Happy Birthday, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

June 1, 2015

Known as the “father of thermodynamics”, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot developed a theoretical thermodynamic cycle and laid the groundwork for the second law of thermodynamics.