Tag: birth anniversary

Birth anniversary: Edwin P. Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer which played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology. Read the Wikipedia article.

Birth Anniversary: Evangelista Torricelli, October 15th, 1608

Evangelista Torricelli was an Italian physicist and mathematician, and a student of Galileo. He is best known for his invention of the barometer, but is also known for his advances in optics and work on the method of indivisibles. Read the full Wikipedia article

Birth Anniversary: Enrico Fermi, September 29th, 1901

Enrico Fermi is considered, after Galileo Galilei, the greatest Italian physicist of all time. In his honor was given the name of an element of the periodic table, the fermium (symbol Fm), a submultiple of the meter commonly used in atomic and nuclear physics, the fermi, and one of the two classes of particles of…
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Birth Anniversary: Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, 18th September 1819

Happy birthday Foucault! Today is the birth anniversary of the famous French physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault who demonstrated the rotation of the Earth through the movement of a pendulum. This experiment will be named “Foucault’s pendulum” in his honor. Read more on Wikipedia.