Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists by John Daintith, Sarah Mitchell, Elizabeth Tootill, Derek

By John Daintith, Sarah Mitchell, Elizabeth Tootill, Derek Gjertsen

This complete compendium brings jointly 2200 scientists who've made vital contributions to the extensive international of technological know-how. instead of a Who’s-Who type laundry checklist, this easy source offers crucial biographical info and makes a speciality of medical success. certainly, it truly is as a lot a publication approximately technological know-how because it is set the amazing scientists who contain the field.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists concentrates at the 'traditional pure’ sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It additionally covers medication and arithmetic and features a choice of those that have made vital contributions to engineering, expertise, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

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Written via a famous authority within the box, the simple prose eases readers into subtle recommendations, like summary arithmetic and sleek theoretical physics. The publication highlights all Nobel Prize winners and well known scientists equivalent to Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut, and John Nash. Compiled in A-Z kind, this paintings is the authoritative quantity of its sort.

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MacKay in A Harvest of a Quiet Eye (1977) Born in Estagel, France, Arago (a-ra-goh or ara-goh) was educated at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and then spent some years in Spain, where he accompanied Jean Baptiste BIOT on a measurement of an arc of meridian. On his return to Paris in 1809 he was elected to the Académie des Sciences and received the chair of analytical geometry at the Ecole Polytechnique. In 1830 he succeeded J. B. J. FOURIER as the permanent secretary of the Ecole Polytechnique.

He was also, in 1949, to detect the minor planet Icarus, whose orbit, which lies within that of Mercury, can bring it very close to Earth. In the 1930s he did important work with Fritz ZWICKY on supernovae, with Edwin HUBBLE on galactic distances, and with his old Hamburg colleague, Rudolph MINKOWSKI, on the optical identification of radio sources. Baade’s most significant work however began in 1942. As he was of German origin he was precluded from the general induction of scientists into military research, being allowed to spend the war observing the heavens.

He also found that a rotating copper disk could deflect a magnetic needle suspended above it. ) In astronomy, Arago discovered the Sun’s chromosphere. He also played a part in the discovery of Neptune by Urbain LE VERRIER. Arago was a fierce republican and, from 1830 onward, he was involved in political life as © 2009 by Market House Books Ltd. deputy for the Pyrenées Orientales. In 1848 he became a government minister and, among other measures, abolished slavery in the French colonies. Arber, Werner (1929– ologist ) Swiss microbi- Arber (ar-ber), who was born in Gränichen, Switzerland, graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1953 and gained his PhD from the University of Geneva in 1958.

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