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Notable chemists and physicists ~

Isidor Isaac Rabi
C. V. Raman

Ellen Richards
Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen

Ernest Rutherford

Isidor Isaac Rabi, American Physicist Born in Austria, Giclee Print
Isidor Isaac Rabi,
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Isidor Isaac Rabi
b. 7-29-1898; Pymanow, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
d. 1-11-1988; NYC

Isidor Isaac Rabi was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics for “his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei”.

Rabi was brought to the US as a baby and raised on New York's Lower East Side. He worked on the Manhattan Project, served on the Atomic Energy Commission, was a science advisor to Dwight D. Eisenhower, a US delegate to UNESCO, and the creation of CERN. He was also the first to receive the rank of University Professor at Columbia University. An application of his research can be seen in MRI - magnetic resonance imaging.

Isidor Isaac Rabi quotes ~
• “[Science is] a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself.”
• “My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?” That difference — asking good questions — made me become a scientist.”
• “I think physicists are the Peter Pans of the human race. They never grow up, and they keep their curiosity.”

Isidor Isaac Rabi, American Physicist Born in Austria, Giclee Print
C. V. Raman

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
b. 11-7-1888; Thiruvanaikoil, Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province, British India
d. 11-21-1970; Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Physicist C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him”.

FYI ~ C. V. Raman's nephew, astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Ellen Richards, wikipedia
Ellen Richards
The Woman Who
Founded Ecology

Ellen Swallow Richards
b. 12-3-1842; Dunstable, MA
d. 3-30-1911

Ellen Richards, one of the first women to formally work as a scientist, was a chemist who applied scientific principles to domestic life. She is considered the creator of the field of home economics and a founder of the science of ecology.

Helen Swallow Richards quote ~
• "The quality of life depends upon the ability of society to teach its members how to live in harmony with their environment – defined first as family, then the community, then the world and its resources."

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Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen circa 1896, Giclee Print
Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen circa 1896, Giclee Print

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen
“Father of Diagnostic Radiology”
b. 3-27-1845; Lennep, Rhine Province, Germany
d. 2-10-1923; Munich

Roentgen, known as the “Father of Diagnostic Radiology”, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range popularly known as x-rays in 1895. He was awarded the 1901 Noble Prize in Physics for ”the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him”.

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and the Early History of the Roentgen Rays

Ernest Rutherford Physicist, Giclee Print
Ernest Rutherford,
Giclee Print

Ernest Rutherford
b. 8-30-1871; NZ
d. 10-19-1937

Ernest Rutherford is known as the “Father of Nuclear Physics”. Among his notable students were Niels Bohr and numerous Nobel Prize winners. Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances”.

Ernest Rutherford quotes ~
• “All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.”
• “If your experiment needs statistics, then you ought to have done a better experiment.”

Ernest Rutherford: Father of Nuclear Science (Grades 6 up)

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