Tag: birth anniversary

Birth anniversary: Sir Isaac Newton

Happy holidays to everyone! Today is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton who was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher“).He is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.  Read the Wikipedia article.

Birth anniversary: Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science fiction writer, an avid populariser of space travel, and a futurist of a distinguished…
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Birth anniversary: Gerard P. Kuiper

Gerard Peter Kuiper was a Dutch astronomer, planetary scientist, selenographer, author and professor. He is the eponymous namesake of the Kuiper belt. Kuiper is considered by many to be the father of modern planetary science. Read the Wikipedia article.

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.