Famous Scientists


Pierre and Marie Curie in the laboratory (circa 1904)
Marie Curie is best known for discovering radium, yet she achieved many more accomplishments. Here is a brief biography of her claim to fame. Born November 7, 1867 Warsaw, Poland Died July 4, 1934 Sancellemoz, France Claim to Fame Radioactivity Research Notable Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) [together with […]

Marie Curie Biography (Marie Sklodowska)


Lise Meitner (1906 Vienna)
Lise Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist. Birth: November 7, 1878 in Vienna, Austria Death: October 27, 1968 in Cambridge, England Lise Meitner’s Claim to Fame Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who discovered nuclear fission with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann when they bombarded uranium with neutrons. She was the […]

Lise Meitner – Brief Biography


Famous Physicists Wordsearch puzzle. 1
Word searches are a fun way to pass the time and a great activity in a classroom. Word searches reinforce the recognition of the words in the puzzle and the challenge canĀ give students a sense of accomplishment on completion. This word search puzzle contains the names of several famous physicists. […]

Famous Physicists Word Search Puzzle



Hans Adolf Krebs
Hans Adolf Krebs: Hans Adolf Krebs was a German biochemist and Nobel laureate. Birth: August 25, 1900 in Hildesheim, Germany Death: November 22, 1981 in Oxford, England Claim to Fame: Krebs was a German biochemist who was awarded half the 1953 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the […]

Hans Adolf Krebs