Tycho Brahe: Danish Nobleman, Astronomer

Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer whose work in developing astronomical instruments and in measuring and fixing the positions of stars paved the way for future discoveries. His observations—the most accurate possible before the invention of the telescope—included a comprehensive study of the solar system and accurate positions of more than 777 fixed stars. Youth And Education Tycho’s father was a privy councilor and later governor of the castle of Helsingborg, [...]

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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz: German Physicist

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 - January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who was the first to satisfactorily demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic radiation waves by building an apparatus to produce and detect them. His discovery was a key step on the path to the use of radio waves in communications and broadcasting and the use of all the many invisible octaves of the electromagnetic spectrum to [...]

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J. Robert Oppenheimer: Father of the Atomic Bomb

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for leading the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapon during World War II. Born in New York City in 1904, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer served as director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the development of the atomic bomb. After the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Oppenheimer was selected to administer [...]

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Rachel Carson: American Marine Biologist and Author

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her mother bequeathed to her a life-long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as a student of marine biology. Rachel Carson graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and received her [...]

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Norwegian Explorer: Fridtjof Nansen

Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) was born at Store Frøen, near Oslo. His father, a prosperous lawyer, was a religious man with a clear conception of personal duty and moral principle; his mother was a strong-minded, athletic woman who introduced her children to outdoor life and encouraged them to develop physical skills. And Nansen's athletic prowess was to prove of the utmost importance to his [...]

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Sir Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was born at Lochfield near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland on August 6th, 1881. He attended Louden Moor School, Darvel School, and Kilmarnock Academy before moving to London where he attended the Polytechnic. He spent four years in a shipping office before entering St. Mary's Medical School, London University. He qualified with distinction in 1906 and began research at St. Mary's under Sir Almroth Wright, a pioneer in [...]

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