Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January - History of Physics


January 2, 1839: First Daguerreotype of the Moon

28 - The Challenger Explosion

Micrographia by Robert Hooke first appeared in bookshops in January 1665.  For scientists, it provided not only a wealth of new data but an articulate and beautifully presented justification for experimental science. Every one of the 60 observations in the Micrographia are detailed starting points for further physical investigations, accompanied by 58 stunning engravings.

Birthdays for January:
1: Satyendranath Bose (1894)
8: Stephen Hawking (1942)
22: André Marie Ampère (1775); Lev D. Landau (1908)
23: David Hilbert (1862); Hideki Yukawa (1907)
25: J. L. Lagrange (1736)

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