Chemists

The Piccard Twin Brothers: Auguste Antoine and Jean Felix

Chemists

Scientists, Balloonists, Aeronauts, Hydronauts, Inventors, Explorers Born on 28 January 1884, in Basel, Switzerland, the twin brothers, Auguste Antoine Piccard  and Jean Felix Piccard, were both balloonist, aeronauts, inventors and explorers. They also both graduated from ETH Zurich. Auguste was a physicist while Jean was a chemist. Their father, Jules Piccard, was a professor of chemistry.  The brothers ascended 16-17 km by balloon (1931-1932) into the stratosphere.

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Lars Onsager, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Lars Onsager, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Chemistry

Scientist Dateline, November 27 Lars Onsager, Norwegian Chemist and Physicist Credited for his discovery of the Onsager reciprocal relations, fundamental  for the irreversible processes of thermodynamics. Lars Onsager (November 27, 1903 – October 5, 1976) was a Norwegian-born American physical chemist and theoretical physicist, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He held the Gibbs Professorship of Theoretical Chemistry …Read more

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Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg
Biochemists

  Biochemist, Medical Doctor, and Nobel Laureate Otto Heinrich Warburg (October 8, 1883 – August 1, 1970), a German physiologist, medical doctor and Nobel laureate, was the son of physicist Emil Warburg.  One of the 20th century’s leading biochemists, his combined work in plant physiology, cell metabolism and oncology made him an integral figure in the later development of systems …Read more

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John Dalton: Atomic Theory

John Dalton: Atomic Theory
Chemists

Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist, famous for Atomic Theory An English chemist, meteorologist and physicist, John Dalton (1766-1844), is most famous today for his modern concept of atoms best known as Dalton’s Atomic Theory, the concept that defines science in terms of the atomic theory of elements. He is also famous for the “Dalton’s Law of Multiple Proportions” and “Dalton’s Law …Read more

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Women Scientists of the 20th-Century

Women Scientists of the 20th-Century
Anthropologists

Profiles  of women scientists who made significant contributions to 20th-century’s science development 1. Hazel Bishop (1906-1998) She was an American chemist and cosmetics manufacturer, born in New Jersey, who founded her own company Hazel Bishop, Inc. In 1950 she invented “lasting lipstick”, the first of the “non-smear, long lasting” type. Her sales rose to millions in the early 1950s. She continued …Read more

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