Blog Posts Tagged Featured Scientists
Happy Birthday, Berta Karlik
Berta Karlik helped discover the naturally occurring version of element 85, astatine. She was also the first woman to teach at the University of Vienna.
An Homage to Stephen Hawking
We reflect on Stephen Hawking’s life as well as his contributions to cosmology, including A Brief History of Time, black holes, zero-gravity flight, and beyond.
Happy Birthday, Émilie du Châtelet
Émilie du Châtelet is known for translating Newtonian concepts, discovering a conservation law for total energy, and publishing an expansive work called Foundations of Physics.
Happy Birthday, Ellen Swallow Richards
Ellen Swallow Richards, an American chemical engineer, improved sanitary engineering and was the first woman to attend, graduate from, and teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Happy Birthday, Sir Horace Lamb
Sir Horace Lamb, a prolific applied mathematician and leader in hydrodynamics research, was one of the first four professors at the University of Adelaide in Australia and was knighted in 1931.
Happy Birthday, Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble is an observational cosmologist who proved that the universe expands at a constant rate. His namesake Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 to continue his research.
Happy Birthday, Lord Rayleigh
Did you know that Lord Rayleigh was the first person to explain why the sky is blue? He also discovered argon and won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Happy Birthday, William D. Coolidge
William D. Coolidge was granted a total of 83 patents throughout his life, 2 of which you might find particularly interesting: tungsten filament and the Coolidge tube.
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