Born in 1912, Chien-Shiung Wu was an overlooked physician who broke a law of physics when contributing to the Manhattan Project in the 40’s! She helped in developing the atom bomb at Columbia University, and ”became known as one of the best experimental physicists of her time”-According to Nina Byers, a retired Physics professor who taught at University of California in Los Angeles.
Today historian Lisa Minardi, an alumni of Ursinus, visited the Bears Make History Class for lunch. Now, it should be no secret that I'm an undeclared history major, and that I hope to go far in my application of history in the future. I say this so that you can better understand just what it meant for me to get to listen to and interact with an actual historian, someone who's living the life I one day aspire to have. I mean what Ms. Minardi has managed to do since leaving Ursinus is simply astonishing, and quickly won over my adoration. I was especially impressed by her role in saving the Speaker House, the home of Frederick Muhlenberg, in Collegeville from ruin, and her efforts to see to the building's restoration. In addition, her collaboration with the people in charge of Henry Muhlenberg's historic house was quite noteworthy, in that she somehow managed to increase the building's yearly visitor attendance from 100 people to around 1,600. One could easily credit Ms. Minardi with saving not just one but two historic buildings, and, by doing
Simone Liebster was born on August 17, 1930 in a small Alsatian village (Liebster). Just going off this she was around three years old when the Holocaust started. When she turned three she moved to the bustling city of Mulhouse(Holocaust). Therefore, she was used to city life when the holocaust started. Throughout her childhood, she was raised to follow her conscience (Liebster). This helped her stay strong throughout the Holocaust. She
The Disappearing Spoon written by author Sam Kean, is a book in where it talks about how the elements from the periodic table play a huge role into where we stand today. Kean digs deep down into where and how these elements were discovered or created. From the stories of the elements he can tell the reader how it led to other stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more Ch. 1 In Geography is Destiny, the author Sam Kean begins by going into the organization of the periodic table.
Lisa Kajimura, DDS is a full-service dental clinic that is located in Bellevue, Washington. Lisa Kajimura, DDS specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. Their services include general dentistry, cleanings and exams, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, extractions, restorative treatment, sinus lift surgery, sleep apnea screening, plus more. Their other services include cosmetic dentistry, tooth colored fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisalign, orthodontics, and dentures and partials. The father of Lisa Kajimura, DDS was a dentist and she had been working at his father’s dental clinic since she was in the 6th grade. Lisa Kajimura, DDS graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 where she obtained
At the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II scientist started to develop new ways to to react to wars.Scientist like Julius Robert Oppenheimer with the help of Albert Einstein created the first atomic bomb called the “Little Boy” and the “FatMan”. Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico. He was incharge of gather the best minds to develop weapons of mass destruction. Oppenheimer along with 200 other physics developed weapons that would change the world forever.
Born in Vienna, Austria, November 7, 1878, and lived until October 1968. Lise Meitner was the third out of eight children to a Jewish family. Her father was one of the first Jewish lawyers in Austria. Lise was an Austrian and then a Swedish scientist that worked on and around nuclear physics and radioactivity. She was a member of the group that discovered nuclear fission (“subdivision of a heavy atomic nucleus, such as that of uranium or plutonium, into two fragments of roughly equal mass. “). This researcher was the framework for the atomic bomb.
“No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows” J. Robert Oppenheimer, a renowned scientist who created and taught wonderful things Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904 in New York. He always loved science and became a physics teacher early in his career. Later on, he landed a job as head scientist at Los Alamos, the site where the atomic bomb was being created. After the war ended, due to the atomic bomb being dropped, he became a anti-nuclear activist, giving lectures about their dangers, and how they should not be used. He also went back to teaching theoretical physics at Princeton. Oppenheimer died peacefully on February 18, 1967 in Princeton, New Jersey. J. Robert Oppenheimer
Born on November 7th, 1878, in Vienna, Austria, Lise Meitner was one of the most significant and influential physicists of the twentieth century. Her accomplishments include her experiments done in radioactivity and her discovery of nuclear fission. Although Meitner is often not credited or acknowledged for her work, she was extremely fervent about physics, once stating, “I love physics with all my heart. It is a kind of personal love, as one has for a person to whom one is grateful for many things” (Finkbeiner).
Marie’s father, Wladyslaw Sklodowska, instructed math and physics. Due to the loss of her mother, Bronislawa Sklodowska, when Marie was ten, the majority of her time was spent beside her father. Since her father was an instructor of both math and physics, that is where Marie Curie’s beginning passion came from. Persistence raced through Marie’s veins when it came to lab work because women did not typically become scientist during this time period. Marie advanced to attend Warsaw’s floating University after being a top student during all of her secondary
Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and that was her field of study during her life and this is the reason why she discovered radiation because she was always studying chemistry and physics. Marie Curie was the youngest child in a family of five. 1891 is when Marie Curie first moved to Paris, France to further pursue her scientific research at the Sorbonne. In France, Maria decided to changed her name to Marie and left her name as Marie butt, she met a man named Pierre Curie and got married to him, changing her name to Marie Curie. Marie Curie is one of the most famous scientists in the world because of the discoveries she made.
Ida Noddack, a German chemist born on February 25, 1896 in Wesel, Germany, co-discovered element 75, Rhenium, and was the first person to propose the idea of nuclear fusion. Noddack had studied at the Technical University in Berlin, where she also successfully received a bachelor's and doctoral degree. By 1925, the discovery of Rhenium had been confirmed by Noddack and her husband, Walter Noddack, along with another partner by the name of, Otto Carl Berg. Shortly after, in 1939, Noddack had asserted her discovery of nuclear fission. Noddack then retired by 1968 and had passed away 10 years later on September 24,1978, in Bad Neuenahr, Germany; however, her contribution to chemistry lives on today.
Marie Curie LIFE OF MARIE CURIE Marie Curie(1867-1934) was a French physicist with many accomplishments in both physics and chemistry. Marie and her husband Pierre, who was also a French physicist, are both famous for their work in radioactivity. Marie Curie, originally named Marja Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw, Poland on Nov.7, 1867. Her first learning of physics came from her father who taught it in high school. Marie's father must have taught his daughter well because in 1891, she went to Paris(where she changed her original name) and enrolled in the Sorbonne.
The next woman to be discussed is Grace Chisholm Young. She was a mathematician from England and received her education at Girton College in Cambridge, England. She then continued her