Stranger Fruit

Today in Science

Events

1994 – Confirmation of the first extrasolar planets (around pulsar PSR B1257+12) is announced by Alexander Wolszczan.

Births

1652Michel Rolle, French mathematician

1774Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist

1882Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1889Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate

1951 – Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician

Deaths

1557Petrus Apianus, German mathematician

1719Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian

1825Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician

1965Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1980Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist

Comments

  1. #1 Liam H
    April 21, 2007

    John… just checking in, came across this blog after revisiting one of your older papers in preparing for a class. Get it touch when you have a moment. Best L

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