Blog Posts Tagged Featured Scientists
Happy Birthday, Max Planck
When Max Planck was young, a teacher told him that there was nothing left to discover in the world of physics. Fortunately for us, and the field of quantum mechanics, Planck had other plans…
Happy Birthday, Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Today’s engineering students benefit from Steinmetz’s work on alternating currents and magnetism. How much do you know about the man behind the law of hysteresis?
A Calculated Victory: Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck Wins 2019 Abel Prize
What inspires you about Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, the 2019 Abel Prize Laureate and first woman to win the award? Learn about her career and research as well as the history of the Abel Prize.
Happy Birthday, Emmy Noether
During a time when women were not welcome in STEM fields, Emmy Noether made many significant contributions to modern mathematics, including abstract algebra and an invariant theorem.
Happy Birthday, Sir William Henry Perkin
This chemist went from studying at the Royal College of Chemistry and researching malaria treatment to synthesizing the first synthetic dye and running a dye shop and manufacturing plant…
How Eddy Current Braking Technology Is Freeing Us from Friction
What moves must eventually stop. Unlike mechanical brakes, eddy current braking systems prevent damage when braking at high speeds. Hop on and learn more about eddy currents in this blog post.
Happy Birthday, Ida Noddack
Ida Noddack was one of the “element hunters” trying to fill the gaps in Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table. In the process, she codiscovered rhenium, but that’s not all she’s known for…
Happy Birthday, Ernst Mach
Mach bands, Mach numbers, Mach’s principle: Ernst Mach is an accomplished physicist of many namesake discoveries and contributions to science.
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