Month → April

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Apr

April 1, 1939 - Birth of Mary K. Gaillard

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Apr

April 3, 1980 – Death of Edward Bullard, one of the founders of marine geophysics

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Apr

April 3, 1932 - Death of Wilhelm Ostwald, Nobel Prize winner for his studies on chemical equilibria, reaction rates and catalysis

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Apr

April 4, 1919, death of William Crookes, english physicist and chemist

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Apr

April 5, 1887 – Birth of Hedwig Kohn, a Jewish physicist ahead of her time

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Apr

April 8, 1984 – Death of Piotr Kapitsa, Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the Physics of Low Temperatures

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Apr

April 9, 1865, birth of Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Apr

April 9, 1850 – Death of William Prout, physicist and chemist whose discovery was one of the reasons Ernest Rutherford named the proton

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Apr

On April 11, 1957, the largest particle accelerator in the world was inaugurated in Dubna (Soviet Union)

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Apr

On April 13, 2008 - Death of John Archibald Wheeler, who developed a model to explain nuclear fission

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Apr

April 14, 1629 – Birth of Christiaan Huygens, his principle was the basis of the wave theory of light

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Apr

April 14, 1935 - Death of Emmy Amalie Noether

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