Daily Archives: December 8, 2017


Wolfgang Pauli
December 15 marks the passing of Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli. Pauli is best known for the Pauli Exclusion Principle which states no two identical particles with half-integer spin cannot occupy the same quantum state in a quantum system simultaneously. This is typically applied to electrons around an atom. […]

Today in Science History – December 15 – Pauli Effect


Edward Tatum
December 14 is Edward Tatum’s birthday. Tatum was an American biochemist who discovered with another American geneticist, George Beadle, that chemical processes in organisms are controlled by the organism’s genes. These processes can be separated into distinct sequential reactions where each reaction would be controlled by one gene. They also […]

Today in Science History – December 14 – Edward Tatum