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 […]

Today in Science History – April 22 – Rita Levi-Montalcini

Percy Williams Bridgman
April 21 is Percy W. Bridgman’s birthday. Bridgman was an American physicist known for his work in high-pressure physics. Bridgman began his career studying the effects of high pressure on matter as a professor at Harvard. During a repair of his equipment, he came up with an idea to improve the seal […]

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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.┬áSeaborg 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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Albert Einstein
April 18 marks the passing of one of the most influential scientists of the 20th Century, Albert Einstein. Einstein started his career as a technical assistant at a Swiss Patent office in 1901. While working there, he obtained his Doctorate and published four papers on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, […]

Today in Science History – April 18 – Albert Einstein