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1831 – Born on June 13th in Edinburgh, Scotland. British physicist, the last representative of a younger branch of the well-known Scottish family of Clerk of Penicuik. He developed kinetic theory of gases. 1840-1850 – He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh.          – He spent a term or ..

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1802 – Born on the 2nd of May in Berlin, Germany. 1827 – 1833 – He was occupied mainly with chemical researches, which resulted in the discovery of the first of the platino-ammonium compounds (Magnus’ green salt is [Pt(NH3)4][PtCl4]), of sulphovinic acids, ethionic acids and isethionic acids and their salts, and, in conjunction with CF ..

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1956 – Roderick MacKinnon, born on the 19th of February in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University. 1978 – Received his BS Biochemistry, in Brandeis University. 1982 – Entered medical school at Tufts University. He got his M.D. and received training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel ..

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1872 – Born on January 23rd in Paris. French physicist who contributed to the studies of magnetism and X-ray emissions, especially paramagentic (weak attractive) and diamagnetic (weak repulsive) phenomena in gases. 1902 – Langevin became director of the Ecole Municipale de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, where he had been teaching. 1904 – He was ..

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1736 – Born on the 25th of January. 1758 – Lagrange established a society, which was subsequently incorporated as the Turin Academy, and most of his early writings are to be found in the five volumes of its transactions, usually known as the Miscellanea Taurinensia. 1761 – Lagrange stood without a rival as the foremost ..

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1902 – Born in Guebwiller on the 3rd of May. 1921 – He went to the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. 1926 – He began teaching physics at the Lycée of Mulhouse, and then taught at the University of Bordeaux. 1941 – He was a university professor. 1952 – Georges Bruhat asked him to come ..

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1818 – Born on December 24th in Salford, Manchester, England. English physicist. 1840 – He was enabled to give a quantitative statement of the law according to which heat is produced in a conductor by the passage of an electric current, and in succeeding years he published a series of valuable researches on the agency ..

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1946 – She was born on the 5th day of August this year in Washington, D.C. She an African-American physicist, and 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.   1964 – At Roosevelt High School, Jackson attended accelerated programs in both math and science, and she graduated in this year as valedictorian. Her sister Alicia was ..

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