Niels Bohr

Neils Bohr

  • Neils Bohr proposed a model for the structure of the atom.
Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle

  • Robert Boyle is the father of Chemistry. He demonstrated chemistry is a rigorous experimental science and pursued to purify chemicals to obtain reproducible reactions. Boyle gave the first modern definition of a chemical element.
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Marie Curie

  • Marie Curie, her husband Pierre, and Henri Becquerel received the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on radioactivity. Six years after her husband's accidental death, she received the 1911 Nobel Prize, in recognition of her work in isolating radium in its pure metallic form and developing the first international standard for measuring the substance.

BuckMinster Fuller

  • Buckminster Fuller was a visionary, a Renaissance man best remembered as creator of the geodesic dome. "Bucky" Fuller, the man who has been called a 20th century Da Vinci, a modern Ben Franklin, and a jet-age Emerson.
  • The serendipitous discovery of a third allotropic form of carbon in 1985, uncovered a fundamentally different structure of closed carbon cages, which were to become known as fullerenes. Take a look at a paper on Buckminsterfullerene, C60.
Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel

  • Alfred Nobel was the scientist who invented dynamite and the founder of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.
  • Shown here is the front and back of the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

Louis Pasteur

  • Louis Pasteur is the father of modern medicine. He described the scientific basis for ferrmentation, the process used to make beer and wine basis for fermentation, the process used to make beer and wine, showing that it is carried out by microorganisms, called germs. Pasteur learned that these germs are also responsible for spreading contagious diseases. He thus solved the mystery behind rabies and anthrax, and created vaccines for these and other deadly illnesses saving many lives. Pasteur applied this theory to the preservation of beverages and foodstuffs, introducing the technique of heat treatment now known as pasteurization.
Seaborg Center

Glenn T. Seaborg