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Einstein's handwritten letter with E=mc² fetches $1.2 million at auction

May 22, 2021 0 comments

Set up at a base price of $400,000, the letter containing Einstein's most well known formula has sold for $1.2 million at an auction co...

How Carl Sagan immortalized the theory by Hans Bethe on television

May 18, 2021 0 comments

Astronomer Carl Sagan popularized the phrase "We are made of star stuff" when he said: Nitrogen in our DNA, calcium in our teeth,...

Engineer Who Won The Nobel Prize Twice In Physics

May 9, 2021 4 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 ...

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