Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Doctor, Doctor, give me the news!

Albert Einstein was born in ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire on 14 March 1879,] His father was Hermann einstein, a salesman and engineer. His mother was Pauline Einstein In 1880, the family moved to Munich , where his father and his uncle founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current.

Da Vinci
Leonardo di ser peiro da Vinci was an italian painter, sculptor, musician, architect, scientist, engineer, anatomist, botanist and writer.  He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and one of the most diversley talented people who ever lived.  The Mona Lisa and the last supper are two of his most well know paintings.  He was born on April 15, 1452.  He spent his time inventing and studying the world around him.  he drew a picture of the perfect man who was supposed to be perfect in all forms.  He was brillant and is shown in may other artists art.
Annika Talbot         Period 6

He is probably the most well know scientist / physician in the history of time.  Albert Einstein was a German Physician who became an american citizen.  He created many theories, such as the theory of relativity... which I do not understand.  And he's considered as the father of modern physics.  He personally alerted President Roosevelt that Germans may be working on atomic weapons.  He's a very smart and cool man... or at least he was.

Nikola Tesla was one of the most famous people towards the 
advancements in electicity and lighting. Nikola was very fascinated
with electricity and was able to make many inventions with the concept 
of using electricity at the time. Tesla would also work a lot with electro magnets.

Benjamin Franklin was the chemist that invented the light bulb, the stove, the catheter, lightning rod, and the bifocals. He also invented the glass harmonica. The famous kite story is true; Ben gathered many important theories about electricity based solely on that kite. One really interesting fact that I liked about Ben was that he never even graduated. He founded one of the first fire fighting companies. He also developed one of the first theories for refrigeration by using a wet shirt on a hot day.

            -Justis Salazar P.7

Aaron founded the Institute of Molecular Biology in 1959 at the University of Oregon. In 1984 he retired from the University. He earned his doctorate in 1940 in physical organic chemistry at the University of Chicago. He was part of the team working on the Manhattan project (building of the first nuclear bomb).

Maria Sklodowska better known as Marie Curie. She was born in Warsaw on November 7,1867. Polonium named after the country of Marie's birth. She got her Doctor of Science Degree in 1903, her husband died and she started teaching and directing the laboratory and Physics class of her husband (Pierre Curie) that pasted away in 1906. United states gave her a gift of 50,000 donated by America friends of science so she can open her radium laboratory in Warsaw. She got Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physics. Some which included her with her husband. She found radioactivity and radiation. Later she died in Savoy, France on July 4 1934. She was an incredible women that showed anything can be done no matter if you are a women or men. Henri Becquerel helped too without them we wouldn’t never known about this thanks to them that help figure out much more.

(Sir) Isaac Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope then developed a theory of color based on observation that a prism decomposes white light into different shades of colors. He also made an empirical law of cooling and studied the speed of sound. He also showed the generalized binomial theorem, developed Newton’s method for approximating the roots of a function, and contributed to the study of power series. 

 Niels Bohr was born October 7, 1885.   He was a Danish Physicist who made helped to discover the atom's structure.  He recieved the Nobel Prize in physics in 1922.  He was apart of the manhattan project.  Which was the code name for development of nuclear bombs.  Neils Bohr married Margrethe Norlund in 1912.   His son Aage Bohr folowed in his father's footsteps and became a Nobel Prize winner in phsics in the year 1975.  Neils Bohr has said to be one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.  Braxton Smith P.5

Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman was born at Trichinnapallie in Southern India. His father was a lecturer in mathematics and phsics. His earliest researchs in optics and acoustics were done while he was a student. He discovered the Raman effect which is "the change in wavelenght of light scattered while passing through a transparent medium, the collection of new wavelengths being characteristic of the sattering medium and differing from the fluorescent spectrum in being much less intense and in being unrelated to an absorption band of the medium." He was given a nobel peace prize in physics.
--Nick Parks Period 6

Aristotle WAS BORN AT STAGIRA IN NORTHERN GREECE. He spent twenty years of his life studying at the educational program devised by plato. He started teaching at the lyceum and taught the students reading and writing.  He studied an amazing  RANGE OF SUBJECTS,  FROM  LOGIC  PHILOSOPHY, AND ETHNICS TO PHYSICS , BIOLOGY, AND PSYCOLOGY. He is one of the most important founders of western philosophy.

 Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Thomas didn't have much of a formal education. He was taught by his mother reading, writing and arithmetic but he also taught himself a lot too. Thomas began as a telegraph operater but later switched professions to become an inventor. He had several inventions that improved the telegraph. He also invented the phonograph but his invention that he is most known for today is his invention of the light bulb. Some people believe he didnt actally invent the light bulb but only improved it. 

Random facts about Albert Einstein.  Einstein was a very fat baby, and had an abnormaly large head.  When he was trying to enter into Swiss Federal Polytechnical School, he failed his entrance test.  After he divorced his first wife, he married his cousin.  When he won the Nobel prize for physics in 1922, he wasn't there to recieve his prize, instead he was on a voyage to Japan.

Marie Curie was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes. She also was the first female professor at the University of Paris. She created the theroy of radioactivity. She discovered the elements: polonium and radium. Under her direction, treatment of “cancers” was first done using radio isotopes.

Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745-1818) was a Swedish chemist and metallurgist. He is best known for discovering the element Manganese and being the first one to isolate it in 1774. Gahn started his career as a miner before studying mineralogy. Along with Carl Scheele, discovered the presence of phosphoric acid in bones. Additionally he was in the copper smelting business and made improvements in the smelting process. He is not well known due to his reluctance publishing his scientific findings. The mineral gahnite is named after him.       [Kristy Lopez Period 7]

December 5th, 1901, Wurzburg, Germany would be the birth place and 
time of Werner Heisenberg.  While his father was a professor of Middle 
and Modern Greek languages at the University of Munich, Werner decided 
to become a theoretical physicist, studying under the great German minds 
at the time, mainly Neils Bohr, for which the Bohr model, the atom model 
every one of us was taught, was named after.  He received his PhD from 
the University of Munich and wrote his groundbreaking theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, in 1925.  Soon after, Werner would give lecture tours throughout the United States, Japan, and India.  However, it was his Uncertainty Principle that was his most revered work.  In it, Heisenberg tells us that we can't know either the velocity or the position of a atomic particle at the same time.  Ever.  And it was this theory that formed the basic foundation for quantum mechanics.  Aside from being an amazing physicist, Werner was also distinguished 
pianist, and had seven children.

Alex Cherry, Period 7

Johannes Kepler was born December 27, 1571. He was a German astronomer and the assistant to the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. After Brahe died Kepler used the notes that Brahe had taken during his observations. Using all the data charts and calculations Brahe had made, Kepler was able to figure out that the planets orbited the sun in an elliptical pattern. Before he discovered this, people were not able to prove Copernicus’s idea of a heliocentric system because they tried to fit the orbit of the planets to circles.

Henrik O’Brien
Period 6

e Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are the first men to ever build a fixed wing, powered, manned aircraft to fly in sustained flight.  They used their knowledge of mechanics gained in their shop by working with printing presses, bicycles, and other machinery.  They invented controls to steer the aircraft and maintain its equilibrium enabling them to control the aircraft while in powered flight.  They used the technique of warping the wings to control its banking either left or right.  They went to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to test their designs.  Their first flight lasted three seconds and got progresively longer until a flight which lasted 59 seconds and resulted in a crash which left only the frame supporting the front rudder broken and was repaired with in a day or two.  The two brothers faced skepticism at first but after a successful flight in France by Wilbur everyone who had doubted them apologized and the brothers where world famous.

Bernardino Ramazzini,  Italian physician. He was professor at Modena (1682–1700) and at Padua until 1714. He is often called the father of industrial medicine, and his De Morbis Artificium was the first systematic exposition of occupational disease. Ramazzini saw the relationship between various metals and the symptoms of metallic poisoning that developed in the artisans who worked with them, and he recognized that paints were a factor in the poisoning of painters. He also made studies of diseases in other occupations (e.g., lung diseases of miners, eye conditions of printers).

Alexander Flemming was born in Lochfield, Scotland on the 6th of August in 1881.  He started studding medicine at the age of 14 when he moved to London, but it wasn't until 1928 until he made his greatest discovery, penicillin.  He was working when he noticed that growth of Staphylococcus bacteria was inhibited by a Penicillium mould that had accidentally contaminated a culture plate.  He named the active substance produced by the Penicillium mould Penicillin.  After years of researching the Penicillin they discovered that it was an infection-fighting agent that would prove to be the most efficacious life-saving drug in the world.  

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist , philosopher and author and best known scientist .
Einstein published more than 300 scientific along with over 150 non-scientific works,and received 
honorary doctorate degrees in science , medicine , and philosophy from many European and American
universities. His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius. 

Dmitri Mendeleev was born in 1834 in Siberia.  He is the father of the Periodic Table.  Mendeleev organized the elements into groups. He also figured out how to predict the properties of new elements.   Several of his siblings died, but he continued to work on his lifelong project until his own death earning numerous awards for his magnificent work.
--Amy Forbush Period 7

Leonardo da Vinci is not only an artist, sculptor, geologist, etc... but he also was a scientist! He was born on the dreadful April 15th, also known as 'TAX DAY'!!  Due to his lack of education, others in the world ignored him as a scientist.  In his 13,000 page journal, others have found notes of inventions and chapters going over the studies of animals, babies, dissections, war machines, and study of plants.
W. Larsen Trelease Period 2

Mary Anning born in May 21, 1799 as daughter to Richard and Mary Anning in Lyme Regis. She was ten years old when she started doing paleontologist with her father, Richard who died due to a serious. After her father’s death she started to do more work with “curiosities”- fossils better well known as; she found many fossilized organisms.
Anning discovered innumberable additional fossils of scientific value. 1828, she found a specimen of the pterosaur Dimorphodon macryonx. In her paleontologist career she found many specimens to a rare sighting. Despite her being raised in poverty and low education at that she was a wonder to the paleontologist community.
Alivia Edwards Per 6

Elmer Verner McCollum:
He was born march 3 in 1879 in Scott, Kansas. He was a bio chemist who studied vitamins and tested this on rats by doing this he discovered vital amine which means the water was soluble.  He made the differences of vitamins with letters.  Which are vitamins a (fat)
Vitamin b (water soluble)
He later discovered vita min d while investigating cod liver oil.

 J. Robert Oppenheimer

He is most known for being the Scientific Director of Manhattan Project where he participated in the invention of the Atomic Bomb. He was a professor at Berkeley before the Manhattan Project and along with his students played a part in today’s modern understanding of Neutron Stars and Black Holes.  Oppenheimer also achieved things such as the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, electron-positron theory, Oppenheimer-Phillips process, and much more.     


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