Happy Birthday, Jacob Perkins

Jenn Nguyen July 9, 2018

Jacob Perkins was an American inventor and mechanical engineer. Most notably, he’s responsible for an appliance that we all have in our kitchens: the refrigerator.

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Caty Fairclough June 19, 2018

Blaise Pascal was a mathematician who wanted to make mathematical calculations easier. His work in projective geometry led to what is now known as Pascal’s theorem.

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Thomas Forrister June 10, 2018

Henry Darcy was a civil engineer whose study of fluid dynamics led to the formulation of the equation now known as Darcy’s law. It also helped supply his small town in France with drinking water.

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Thomas Forrister May 21, 2018

Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis’s research into mechanical systems has had far-reaching effects. In fact, the Coriolis effect is used to describe the rotation of Earth, which can be observed from space.

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Caty Fairclough May 13, 2018

Inge Lehmann was a Danish geophysicist and seismologist who used seismic waves generated by earthquakes to answer the age-old question: What’s really at the center of the earth?

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Brianne Christopher May 9, 2018

It all started with a horse: Learn about the history and use cases for solitons, as well as the life and work of the naval architect behind the KdV equation: John Scott Russell.

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Caty Fairclough May 4, 2018

Jean-Charles de Borda traveled the seas in the French military before making strides in the fields of fluid mechanics, geodesy, navigation, and more.

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Thomas Forrister April 30, 2018

Claude Shannon ushered in a new age of communications technology, contributing ideas about testing digital circuits, coding messages in binary, and programming artificial intelligence.

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Thomas Forrister April 15, 2018

His last name is pronounced “oiler” and he is considered one of the greatest mathematical scientists of all time. Learn about the life and work of Leonhard Euler.

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Thomas Forrister March 23, 2018

Pierre-Simon Laplace contributed to celestial mechanics and helped develop an equation for pressure across a curved surface. He also had his demons. The Laplace demon thought experiment, that is.

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Jenn Nguyen March 14, 2018

Albert Einstein, Nobel prize winner and “Person of the Century”, is known for developing the special and general theories of relativity and the law of the photoelectric effect.

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