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Engineer Who Won The Nobel Prize Twice In Physics

May 9, 2021 1 comments

Winning the Nobel Prize once is no easy feat let alone winning it twice! The first ever person to do so was chemist and physicist Marie Curi...

When Oppenheimer Helped Feynman Meet Dirac

May 1, 2021 0 comments

Paul Dirac and Richard Feynman were two different physicists in terms of approach. For Dirac, physics was a search of pretty mathematics. F...

Deserving Indian Scientists Who Did Not Win Nobel Prize

Feb 9, 2021 0 comments

Yes, lately, there have been many Indian-American Nobel Laureates. But there is, so far, only one, let's say, "wholly Indian" ...

Nobel Winning Physicist Who Protested Against His Country

Jan 29, 2021 1 comments

Doctor Abdus Salam is the first and only Pakistani, so far, to receive a Nobel Prize in physics. He is also well known for the development o...

The Curious Link Between James Watt and Harry Potter

Jan 18, 2021 0 comments

James Watt was a Scottish physicist and inventor who was born on Jan 19, 1736 and strangely has a weird connection with Harry Potter films. ...

Smartest Physicists According To Lev Landau

Jan 13, 2021 0 comments

Lev Landau was a Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist who is known for his work in quantum mechanics and superfluidity. He was born on ...

Ten Mind-Blowing Discoveries By Isaac Newton

Jan 4, 2021 0 comments

Isaac Newton is one of the few names that will forever be enshrined in physics history and that too with a lot of glamour associated. Contri...

Seven Mind-Blowing Facts About Johannes Kepler

Dec 26, 2020 0 comments

Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer who discovered the three laws of planetary motion. Apart from his contributions to astronomy, he is ...

Pioneer of Thermodynamics Was Rejected By The Royal Society

Dec 23, 2020 0 comments

Sometimes an idea is so far ahead of the time that when proposed it is met with suspicion and mockery. This happened with English physicist ...

This Nobel Prize Winner Was Once Shockingly Wrong!

Dec 13, 2020 0 comments

Sometimes, even the most brilliant people can make awfully wrong predictions despite having pioneered the concerned field. Sir J.J. Thomson ...

Suspended Because Jewish, He Went On To Win Nobel Prize 20 Years Later

Dec 11, 2020 0 comments

In 1933, when the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, physicist Max Born, who was Jewish, was suspended from professorship at the Universit...

Nominated 84 Times For Nobel Prize But Never Won

Dec 6, 2020 0 comments

If there was anybody close to Einstein's genius, it was his compatriot Arnold Sommerfeld. In fact, despite being 10 years his senior, So...

Werner Heisenberg's Pioneering Views On Quantum Mechanics

Nov 29, 2020 1 comments

Werner Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 for the creation of quantum mechanics. He was o...

Who Was Jagadish Chandra Bose?

Nov 15, 2020 0 comments

There are only a handful of people whose legacy goes on to live for-ever. Indian scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose is one of them, as you ...

The Physicist Who Never Lost Her Humanity

Nov 13, 2020 0 comments

Lise Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish scientist known for her discoveries of the element protactinium and nuclear fission. She was praised by...

Why did Paul Dirac speak so little?

Nov 3, 2020 0 comments

Paul Dirac was a British theoretical physicist who is most well known for his contributions to quantum mechanics. He gave an equation that p...

Albert Einstein on Gandhi, Non-Violence and India

Oct 5, 2020 0 comments

Generations to come, will scarce believe, that such a man as this one, ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. This was said of Maha...

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