Daily Archives: October 19, 2014


Edmund Beecher Wilson
October 19 marks the passing of Ernest Rutherford. Rutherford is the New Zealand-born British physicist who is considered the Father of Nuclear Physics. Rutherford is directly responsible for a number of important discoveries involving the study of nuclear science and radioactivity. He was the first to outline the rules governing […]

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Christian Friedrich Schonbein
October 18 is Christian Friedrich Schönbein’s birthday. Schönbein was the German chemist who discovered ozone. Scientists have noted the distinctive smell in the air during thunderstorms. Dutch chemist Van Muram noted the smell in 1801 near his electrostatic generators. He called it “the smell of electricity”. Schönbein detected the smell […]

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