This exercise is intended to focus your
attention on the people whose work made physics what it is. You
are expected to choose one of the scientists whose names are listed
below. Prepare a biographical sketch of your scientist. I am interested
in the scientists professional accomplishments as well as his/her
personal life A written summary of your remarks, on the order
of two pages in length, will be due at the beginning of class
at a date to be determined. You may deliver you work on paper
or file it electronically at my email address found on the Preface
page at the beginning of this web site. It should be written in
the style prescribed by the English department. Be sure to include
a bibliography of sources of information and include web site
addresses as necessary.
Students in other classes may be doing similar work on your scientist. It is my expectation that each of you will work independently of the others. Failure to meet this expectation will result in no credit being awarded for your effort.
Scientists are listed here in no particular order.
|John Dalton||Max Planck||Max Planck|
|D. Mendeleev||Henri Poincare||Wilhelm Rontgen|
|J.J.Thomson||Erwin Schrodinger||Heinrich Geissler|
|Robert Millikan||Wolfgang Pauli||Neils Bohr|
|Johannes Balmer||Werner Heisenberg||Louis deBroglie|
|Ernest Rutherford||Max Born||H.A.Lorentz|
|Hans Geiger||Arnold Somerfeld||J. Franck & G. Hertz|
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