Anniversaries

02
Jan

January 2, 1920: Birth of Isaac Asimov

05
Jan

January 5, 1970 – Death of Max Born, Nobel Prize winner for his work in quantum mechanics

06
Jan

January 6, 1990 - Death of Pavel Cherenkov, discoverer of the radiation that bears his name

07
Jan

January 7, 1943 - Death of Nikola Tesla, father of electricity

07
Jan

January 7, 1834 – Birth of Johann Philipp Reis, scientist, self-taught teacher, and inventor of the “telephone”

08
Jan

January 8, 1942: Birth of Stephen Hawking

11
Jan

January 11, 1988 – Death of Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nobel Prize winner who laid the foundations for the laser, maser, atomic clock or magnetic resonance

12
Jan

January 12, 1716 – Birth of Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Giralt, discoverer of platinum

15
Jan

January 15, 1785 – Birth of William Prout, physicist and chemist whose discovery was one of the reasons Ernest Rutherford named the proton

16
Jan

January 16, 1967 - Death of Robert Van de Graaff, whose electrostatic generator made many curious about science

19
Jan

January 19, 1904 – Birth of Lucy Pickett, chemist renowned for her research on organic molecules by X-ray crystallography and ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy

20
Jan

January 20, 1758 – Birth of Madame Lavoisier, the “mother of modern chemistry”

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