Friday, December 18, 2009


The list [in no particular order]:

Schrodinger, Chadwick, Meitner, Heisenberg, Mendeleev, Fermi, Plucker, Bohr, Maxwell, Seaborg, Oppenheimer, Democritus, Rutherford, Crookes, Millikan, Thomson, Plank, Roentgen, Einstein, Dalton, Aristotle, Geiger, Lavoisier, Kelvin, deBroglie, Franklin (Ben), Dirac, Stoney, Hahn, Curie, Moseley, Faraday, Hahn, and Newton.

Chronological order with their individual contribution. Presentation here is your choice. A powerpoint, colored chart, and/or a colored listing by date are all permissible. The direction and expectation for this portion are purposefully vague.

AND one page on one of them. Double spaced. At least one source.

Extra credit for this assignment: post your opening paragraph on your one scientist here on the blog. If you have trouble posting you can always email me the opening paragraph (the address is on the bottom right of the page).

The assignment is worth 50 points (30 for the chronological list and 20 for the one-page paper). Posting the opening paragraph is worth 10 extra points. The extra credit offer expires at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas everyone.


  1. Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian theoretical physicist who was famous for his contributions in quantum mechanics, especially the Schrodinger equation. For that very equation, he received the Nobel Prize in 1933. In 1935, after working with Albert Einstein, he proposed the Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment. Schrodinger was born on August 12th, 1887 in Vienna and died on January 4, 1961.

    -Jessie Lam

    Also my assignment is posted online at

  2. Marie Curie was a Polish chemist and physicist. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person to win two Nobel prizes. She was also the first woman to serve as a professor at the University of Paris. She created the theory of radioacivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and discovered radium and polonium.

    -Jessie Cressall

  3. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. He was a smart dude. We’re not just talking kind of intelligent; we’re talking a total genius. He contributed a ton of information to science. Some of his contributions included the theories of relativity, the creation of relativistic cosmology, a good chunk of quantum physics, and a whole bunch more. His works totaled more than 450, and he is often referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Physics”