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Notable chemists and physicists ~

Michael Faraday
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Enrico Fermi
Richard Feynman
Nicholas Flamel
Leon Foucault
Rosalind Franklin
Augustin-Jean Fresnel

Michael Faraday, Giclee Print
Michael Faraday,
Giclee Print

Michael Faraday
Chemist and Physicist
b. 9-22-1791; London, England
d. 8-25-1867; England

One of the greatest experimenters in the field of electricity, Michael Faraday is best known for his discovery of electromagnetic induction and the laws of electrolysis. He is also viewed as the inventor of the electric motor, generator, and transformer.

FYI ~ Faraday was a laboratory assistant to Sir Humphry Davy.
Faraday's niece and her children were portrayed by their family friend John Singer Sargent.

Michael Faraday quote ~
• “Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.”

The Electric Life of Michael Faraday

Thermometer Displaying 96 Degrees Fahrenheit, Photographic Print
Thermometer Displaying 96 Degrees Fahrenheit,
Photographic Print

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
b. 5-24-1686; Danzig (Gdansk, Poland)
d. 9-16-1736; The Hague, Netherlands

Physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is best remembered for developing the temperature scale named for him and inventing the alcohol and mercury thermometers.

Thermometers for Health, Cooking, Weather

Enrico Fermi, Italian Physicist, Giclee Print
Enrico Fermi,
Giclee Print

Enrico Fermi
b. 9-29-1901; Rome, Italy
d. 11-28-1954; Chicago, IL

Enrico Fermi is most known for his work in developing of the first nuclear reactor (with Leo Szilard), developments in quantum theory, and nuclear and particle physics. His work eventually lead to the Manhattan Project.

Fermi was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons”.

Nuclear Physics: A Course Given by Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Surely You're Joking,
Mr. Feynman!

Richard Feynman
b. 5-11-1918; Queens, NY
d. 2-15-1988; LA, CA

Richard Feynman expanded the theory of quantum electrodynamics, developing a graphical representation of mathematical expressions known as Feynman diagrams.

He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga “for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles”.

Feynman participated in developing the atomic bomb, pioneered quantum computing and introduced the idea of nanotechnology.

Richard Feynman quotes ~
• “Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there.”
• “Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists.”
• “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”
• “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing — that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”
• “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”
• “I don't know what's the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding, they learn by some other way — by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!”
• “But there is nothing in biology yet found that indicates the inevitability of death.”

Nicolaus Flamel, French Occultist, Moneylender and Alchemist, Giclee Print
Nicolaus Flamel,
Giclee Print

Nicholas Flamel
c. 1330-1418; Paris, France

Scriver and book seller Nicholas Flamel is best remembered as an alchemist who made the Philosopher's Stone – turning lead into gold, and that he and his wife Perenelle achieved immortality through the “Elixir of Life”.

FYI - A scriver was someone who could read and write, probably keeping records, for those who were illiterate.

The Alchemy Reader: From Hermes Trismegistus to Isaac Newton

Leon Foucault, Before 1848, Giclee Print
Leon Foucault,
before 1848,
Giclee Print

Leon Foucault
b. 9-18-1819; Paris, France
d. 2-11-1868

Physicist Leon Foucault is best remembered for his invention of a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation, the Foucault pendulum.

Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

Rosalind Franklin, Giclee Print
Rosalind Franklin,
Giclee Print

Rosalind Franklin
b. 7-25-1920; London, England
d. 4-16-1958; ovarian cancer

Biophysicist, physicist, chemist, biologist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Giclee Print
Augustin-Jean Fresnel,
Giclee Print

Augustin-Jean Fresnel
b. 5-10-1788; Broglie, France
d. 7-14-1827

Physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel “contributed significantly to the establishment of the theory of wave optics”, studying the behaviour of light both theoretically and experimentally. Fresnel is best known today as the inventor of a lens, first adopted in lighthouses while he was a French commissioner of lighthouses, and found in many applications today, which bears his name.

Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

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