A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s) by Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo PDF

By Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo

ISBN-10: 0816046395

ISBN-13: 9780816046393

This reference for normal readers and scholars in highschool and up compiles biographies of approximately one hundred thirty scientists in area and astronomy, from antiquity to the current. each one access offers beginning and loss of life dates and data on fields of specialization, and examines the scientist's paintings and contributions to the sector, in addition to kin and academic heritage. approximately 50 b&w images are integrated. Entries are listed via box, state of start, and kingdom of clinical task, and chronologically. Todd is a contract author. Angelo is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air strength.

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Nearly 10,000 photographs later, Anderson had made his next great discovery, a new particle called the muon (originally called the mesotron, then the mu meson, then shortened to simply muon). For his work during his early years in physics, Anderson received his first award in 1935, the Gold Medal of the American Institute of the City of New York. In 1936, at the age of 31, this assistant professor from Caltech borrowed $500 from Millikan to go to Sweden to accept his next award, the Nobel Prize in physics, following in the footsteps of his mentor.

In 1941 the United States went to war. S. citizenship but with his busy schedule and his dislike of bureaucracy let his papers expire, found himself prohibited from getting involved in military research. During World War II, blackouts were frequent enough in Los Angeles that Baade was able to use the 100-inch Hooker telescope to focus on the center of the Andromeda Galaxy. Classified as M31, Andromeda was first recorded by the Persian astronomer Abd-al-Rahman alSufi (903–986) who called it “little cloud,” but its discovery was credited to Simon Marius (1573–1624) in 1612 by the French astronomer CHARLES MESSIER, who was the first astronomer to view the galaxy through a telescope, and catalogued it as the 31st nonstar object in 1774.

However, Arrhenius encountered professors at the University of Uppsala who dwelled in what he felt was too 28 Arrhenius, Svante August conservative a technical environment and who would not support his innovative doctoral research topic involving the electrical conductivity of solutions. So in 1881 he went to Stockholm to perform his dissertation research in absentia under Professor Eric Edlund at the Physical Institute of the Swedish Academy of Sciences. In this more favorable research environment, Arrhenius pursued his scientific quest to answer the mystery in chemistry of why a solution of saltwater conducts electricity when neither salt nor water do by themselves.

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