All posts by Emily Ediger
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.
Research into Elastic Strain Engineering Earns SPS Award in Computational Physics
1908: The Swiss Physical Society is founded. 1991: The organization starts the SPS Awards for young physicists. 2019: Dr. Amir H. Ghadimi receives the SPS Award in Computational Physics.
3 Highlights of the COMSOL Conference 2019 Boston
One highlight of this year’s COMSOL Conference Boston was the keynote talks, which focused on batteries, corrosion, and inertial focusing in autonomous vehicles.
Modeling a Double-Tuning-Fork MEMS Gyroscope
Piezoelectric rate gyroscopes and similar MEMS devices offer an affordable way to measure angular velocity in applications such as skid control and rollover detection in automobile systems.
Happy Birthday, Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr’s work in physics started in college, when he solved a surface tension problem for the Academy of Sciences. He went on to work in atomic structure and quantum mechanics.
Happy Birthday, Adrien-Marie Legendre
From polynomials and functions to a moon crater and main belt asteroid, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre has quite a few namesakes.
Happy Birthday, Frederick Sanger
Thanks to English biochemist Frederick Sanger, we have a method for sequencing DNA, which has enabled us to learn more about the building blocks of life.
Happy Birthday, Joseph Keller
Mathematician Joseph Keller is best known for his geometrical theory of diffraction, but he also pursued other areas of study, even developing a teapot spout that doesn’t spill.
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