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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1. Malpighi, Marcello - 1628-1694, Italian Physiologist, founded microscopic anatomy; first to trace the course of blood through the human body; studied insect anatomy.

2. Newton, Isaac - 1642-1727, British Scientist, invented differential and integral calculus; originated the idea of universal gravitation; worked in optics, developing an improved telescope; formulated the 3 laws of motion.

3. Oersted, Hans Christian - 1777-1851, Danish physicist; founded science of electromagnetism; discovered that a magnetic needle is deflected by electric current; the oersted unit is named for him.

4. Purkinje, Johannes E. - 1787 - 1869, Czech physiologist, discovered ciliary movements in vertebrates and ganglionic bodies in the brain; the Purjinje cell, in brain cortex is named for him.

5. Raman, Sir Chandrasekhara V. - 1888 - 1971, Indian Physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics - 1930, for discovery of frequency changes in light scattered by a fluid medium.

6. Seebeck, Thomas J. - 1770 - 1831, German Physicist; discovered thermoelectricity; developed the thermocouple to measure temperature.

7. Tombaugh, Clyde W. - 1906, US Astronomer; discovered the planet Pluto in the position predicted by Percival Lowell.

8. Urey, Harold Clayton - 1893, U.S. Chemist; Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 1934, for the discovery of deuterium and other radioactive isotopes.

9. Virchow, Rudolf - 1821 - 1902, German pathologist; founded the science of cell pathology.

10. Wilson, Charles T.R. - 1869 - 1959, Scottish Physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics - 1927, for invention of the cloud chamber to trace ionized particles.


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