Anniversaries

28
Nov

November 28, 1954 – Death of Enrico Fermi, the Nobel Prize winner who achieved the first nuclear chain reaction

02
Dec

December 2, 1942 - The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is achieved

04
Dec

December 4, 1979 – Death of Walter Müller, co-inventor of the famous Geiger-Müller radiation counter

05
Dec

December 5, 1904 - Death of Lucy Everest Boole, first female professor at the London School of Medicine for Women and first female member of the Royal Institute of Chemistry

08
Dec

December 8, 1953, President Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech

09
Dec

December 9, 1995 – Death of Katharine Way, known for her great contribution to nuclear physics and the construction of the Chicago Pile-1 reactor

09
Dec

December 9, 1748 - Birth of Claude Louis Berthollet, his system of chemical nomenclature was the basis of the current system of naming chemical compounds

11
Dec

December 11, 1882 – Birth of Max Born, Nobel Prize winner for his work in quantum mechanics

15
Dec

December 15, 1852 – Birth of Antoine Henri Becquerel, Nobel Prize winner, together with the Curie couple, for the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity

15
Dec

December 15, 1958 – Death of Wolfgang Pauli, Nobel Laureate for his Exclusion Principle, proposing a fourth quantum number, and theorizing about the neutrino

16
Dec

December 16, 1954 – Tracy Hall manufactures synthetic diamonds for the first time at the General Electric Research Laboratories

17
Dec

December 17, 1908 - Birth of Willard Frank Libby, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for carbon-14 dating