Science History

Rita Levi-Montalcini
April 22 is Rita Levi-Montalcini’s birthday. Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist who made several discoveries of how cells divide and form new cells with different functionality. Levi-Montalcini began her career in science wanting to be a doctor. She graduated with an M.D. from the University of Turin in 1936 and took a […]

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Glenn Seaborg
April 19 is Glenn T. Seaborg’s birthday. Seaborg was an American chemist who discovered ten of the transuranium elements and over 100 different isotopes. Seaborg also proposed the actinide group arrangement for the periodic table. These elements were plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium and element 106. Element […]

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Christiaan Huygens
April 14 is Christiaan Huygens’ birthday. Huygens was a Dutch physicist, astronomer, and leading figure of the scientific revolution.  Huygens is famous for the invention of the pendulum clock. Pendulums swing in a simple circular path where the time it takes to complete a single oscillation is proportional to the amplitude of […]

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