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Happy Birthday, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

October 24, 2023

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek advanced the capabilities of microscopes and made invaluable contributions to the understanding of microbiology. Let’s take a look at his legacy.

Happy Birthday, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

October 19, 2023

A stellar finding: In the 1930s, it was discovered that certain dying stars will form into extremely dense alternative bodies. Learn about the theoretical physicist who brought this to light.

Happy Birthday, Michiyo Tsujimura

September 17, 2023

In 1932, Michiyo Tsujimura’s thesis on the chemical components of green tea was approved by the Tokyo Imperial University — making her the first woman in Japan to receive a doctorate’s degree in agriculture.

Happy Birthday, Anders Jonas Ångström

August 13, 2023

The angstrom unit, a university laboratory, and a crater on the moon are all named after Anders Jonas Ångström. Let’s learn more about this physicist whose work and accolades are out of this world!

Happy Birthday, Joseph Larmor

July 11, 2023

Joseph Larmor wrote on topics ranging from electricity and dynamics to the electron theory of matter. However, he is best known for his 1900 publication on aether and matter.

Happy Birthday, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

June 14, 2023

Coulomb’s law of friction, the torsion balance, Coulomb’s law, — These are just a few of Charles-Augustin de Coulomb’s many scientific contributions.

Happy Birthday, Angelo Moriondo

June 6, 2023

How we brew espresso today is largely influenced by an inventor from the 1800s, who recognized the need to provide quick coffee service.

Happy Birthday, Charles F. Brush

March 17, 2023

Learn about the most famous inventions of Charles F. Brush, the American engineer who is known for his advancements in electric lighting and powering wind turbines.

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