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Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish About Theoretical physicist and chemist known for having discovered hydrogen, or ‘inflammable air’, as he called it. He also contributed important research into the composition of atmospheric air. Other Informations He attended the University of Cambridge at Peterhouse but dropped out to start his own laboratory. He conducted a famous experiment meant to …

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Tom Banks

Tom Banks About American scientist who has worked as a theoretical physicist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has focused on string theory and its applications to high energy particle physics and cosmology. Other Informations He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. He is one …

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John H. Vanvleck

John H. Vanvleck About Winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering research in magnetism. His revolutionary research led to technologies like radar and greatly contributed to our understanding of the behavior of electrons in magnetic solids. Other Informations Studying physics at the University of Wisconsin, he also became a member of …

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Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard About Hungarian-US scientist who, in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor. He also conceived the cyclotron, the linear accelerator, and the electron microscope. Other Informations He won a national prize in mathematics at age 18. In 1939, he wrote a letter to Albert Einstein warning him of the danger that would …

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Kazimierz Fajans

Kazimierz Fajans About Pioneer in the science of radioactivity who found the half-lives of several elements and discovered several key laws of radioactivity. He is also know for his Displacement law and his Rules for co-precipitaton. Other Informations After completing his studies in chemistry and radioactivity, he taught at several German universities, before fleeing to …

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Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. About The co-recipient (with Russell Alan Hulse) of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics, he is famous for his discovery of a new variety of pulsar, a binary pulsar, which he and Hulse named PSR B1913+16. Other Informations After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in physics from Haverford College and his doctorate …

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Merle Tuve

Merle Tuve About Acclaimed scientist and pioneer in the use of pulsed radio waves. His work helped bring about the development of both radar and nuclear energy. Other Informations He attended the University of Minnesota, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He later pursued a PhD at Johns Hopkins University and eventually …

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Stefan Hell

Stefan Hell About German physicist who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the advancement of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. He founded the Nanobiophotonics department at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and has served as a professor at the Heidelberg University Faculty of Physics and Astronomy. Other Informations He grew up in Santana, …

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Owen Chamberlain

Owen Chamberlain About American physicist known for his discovery of anti-protons, a sub-atomic antiparticle. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and he was one of 21 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto in 2003. Other Informations He was in college at Berkeley when he joined the Manhattan Project. He joined the …

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Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll About Theoretical physicist who is recognized for his contributions to the studies of quantum mechanics and cosmology. He worked as a research professor for the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Other Informations He obtained a PhD in astronomy from Harvard University. In 2019, he published Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence …

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Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg About German theoretical physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 for his work. Other Informations He met Niels Bohr as a student when he was able to attend Bohr Festival in 1922. In 1927 he published his uncertainty principle upon …

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Karel Bossart

Karel Bossart About Rocket designer who created the Atlas ICBM in 1951. His rocket was launched in 1958 and he helped launch the Pioneer 10 and 11 to Jupiter and Saturn. Other Informations He studied aeronautical engineering at MIT after receiving a scholarship to attend. He was a guest on an episode of What’s My …