Blog Posts Tagged Featured Scientists
Happy Birthday, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
In 1925, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin made a revolutionary discovery about hydrogen that unfortunately wasn’t believed at the time. This didn’t stop her from breaking new ground in astronomy.
Who Discovered the Integrated Circuit?
Like many of the world’s greatest innovations, credit for developing the integrated circuit is shared by many names, including Geoffrey Dummer, Jack Kilby, and Robert Noyce.
Happy Birthday, Olga Ladyzhenskaya
Olga Ladyzhenskaya wasn’t one to shy away from a challenge. In fact, through her research, she proved the convergence of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations.
Happy Birthday, Edith Clarke
Once hired as a “human computer”, electrical engineer Edith Clarke is known for inventing the Clarke Calculator, which solves capacity and inductance calculations for long transmission lines.
Happy Birthday, Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Calculus of variations, Lagrange multipliers, deforming geometries, and Lagrange polynomials — These are just a few of Joseph-Louis Lagrange’s many contributions to the world of mathematics.
Happy Birthday, Sofia Kovalevskaya
Aside from her contributions to analysis, differential equations, and mechanics, Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya was also an accomplished playwright and novelist.
Happy Birthday, Andrew Fielding Huxley
As a child, Andrew Fielding Huxley was given a lathe as a gift. This sparked an interest in science and invention that blossomed into a career in research and physiology.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Celebrates Li-Ion Battery Research
John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, come from different places and researched lithium-ion batteries at different times.
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