1781 – Born on December 11th in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Scottish physicist noted for his experimental work in optics and polarized light—i.e., light in which all waves lie in the same plane. – Brewster was educated for the ministry at the University of Edinburgh, but his interest in science deflected him from pursuing ..
1882 – He was born on the 21st of April in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1900 – Bridgman entered Harvard University and studied physics through to his Ph.D.. 1905 – He began investigating the properties of matter under high pressure. 1910 – He taught at Harvard, becoming a professor. 1934 – Bridgeman received an honorary Doctor of ..
1874 – Lyman James Briggs was born on May 7th, on a farm in Assyria, Michigan, 12 miles north of Battle Creek. American administrator, physicist, and agricultural scientist. 1889 – Briggs entered Michigan Agricultural College by examination at the age of fifteen. 1893 – He received his B.S. degree. After leaving Michigan Agricultural College, Lyman ..
1844 – Born on the 23rd of October in Paris, France. He was a French inventor and physicist. 1884-1886 – Branly built upon the discoveries of Temistocle Calzecchi-Onesti, who demonstrated in experiments that iron filings contained in an insulating tube will conduct an electrical current under the action of an electromagnetic wave. 1890 – He ..
1902 – He was born in Amoy, China on the 10th of February. 1924-1926 – Brattain earned that degree and an M.A. degree from the University of Oregon. 1929 – He then moved eastward, taking his Ph.D. degree in physics at the University of Minnesota. – He worked at the National Bureau of ..
1850 – He was born oin the 6th of June in Fulda. 1872 – Braun was educated at the University of Marburg and received a Ph.D from the University of Berlin. 1874 – He discovered that a point-contact semiconductor rectifies alternating current. 1895 – He became director of the Physical Institute and professor of physics ..
1890 – Born on March 31st in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer. – Educated at St. Peter’s College, Adelaide, and then at Adelaide University, Bragg gained high honours in mathematics at an age when most boys were still in secondary school. 1909 – He went to England to ..
1862 – Born on July 2nd in Wigton, Cumberland, England. British scientist in solid-state physics who was a joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. 1875 – He was sent to school at King William College, Isle of Man. 1882 – He was granted a scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge. 1884 – He obtained ..
1627 – He was born on the 25th day of January this year in Lismore Castle, in the province of Munster, Ireland, as the seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, the "Great Earl of Cork". While still a child, he learned to speak Latin, Greek, and French. 1641 – He remained during ..
1909 – He was born in Santa Barbara, California on the 30th of May. 1945-1970 – He served as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years. – He was in charge of the final assembly of "the gadget", detonated in July for the Trinity test. – He oversaw ..