Great personalities who changed history
In the American Museum of Natural History, a crowd rushed past dioramas, glass displays, and wide-eyed security guards. When several athletes collapsed and were trampled, screams erupted. The crowd knocked down the door to a lecture hall as they arrived.
The date was January 8, 1930, and a film about Albert Einstein and his general theory of relativity was being shown at the New York Museum. Despite the fact that Einstein was not there, 4,500 people (mostly without tickets) attended the screening. “No ticket, no show,” museum administrators said, setting the scene for “the first science riot in history,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
Such was Einstein’s renown. As a publicist, my work entails
According to James Overduin, a theoretical physicist at Towson University in Maryland, Einstein “remains the last, and possibly only, physicist ever to become a household name.”
Einstein was born in 1879 in Ulm, Germany, and was a precocious infant. He wrote a thesis on magnetic fields as a teenager. (Contrary to common belief, Einstein never skipped math.) He married twice, the second time to Elsa Löwenthal, his first cousin. Her marriage lasted until 1936, when she died.
Since failing to obtain an academic spot after receiving his doctorate, Einstein’s watershed year as a physicist was 1905, when he was employed as a clerk in the Swiss Patent Office. He wrote his four most significant books in that year.
Marie Curie was a woman who worked in the field of
Marie Curie’s storey did not begin in France, despite her French name. Her journey to Paris and recognition was difficult and deserving of praise in equal measure to her scientific achievements.
Maria Salomea Sklodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1867, and faced several challenges as a result of her gender and her family’s poverty, which resulted from the political instability of the time. Her ancestors, who were strongly patriotic Poles, spent the majority of their savings defending their country in its fight for independence from Russian, Austrian, and Prussian regimes. Her father is a physics and math scientist, and her mother is the headmistress of a prestigious boarding school in Russian-occupied territory.
Anyone’s first guess for a groundbreaking scientist would not have been Charles Darwin.
His primary interests as a young man were collecting insects and researching geology in the countryside, which he did on occasion by missing lectures at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. Darwin, who had once trained to become a country parson, was made the father of evolutionary biology by a random invitation to join a trip around the world in 1831.