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A Tour of the Famous Scientists Laid to Rest in Göttingen City Cemetery

July 29, 2020

Take a tour through the history of science at the historic Stadtfriedhof city cemetery in Göttingen, Germany, to learn about some of the greatest scientific heroes of the twentieth century.

Happy Birthday, Alice Ball 

July 24, 2020

Alice Ball studied the chemical makeup of chaulmoogra oil to develop a treatment for leprosy. She is also the first African American, and first woman, to graduate from the University of Hawaii.

3 Important Animals of Science from Throughout History  

June 23, 2020

What do a bunny, mouse, and part-Samoyed terrier have in common? We discuss these 3 noteworthy yet unlikely characters from the history of scientific research…

Why Is My Coffee Maker Smiling at Me? Pareidolia Examined

June 4, 2020

A coffee maker smiles at you. A mop looks grumpy. The side of a building looks surprised. The phenomenon of seeing faces in inanimate objects, pareidolia, is more common than you might think…

Happy Birthday, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

May 10, 2020

In 1925, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin made a revolutionary discovery about hydrogen that unfortunately wasn’t believed at the time. This didn’t stop her from breaking new ground in astronomy.

Who Discovered the Integrated Circuit?

May 7, 2020

Like many of the world’s greatest innovations, credit for developing the integrated circuit is shared by many names, including Geoffrey Dummer, Jack Kilby, and Robert Noyce.

Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 with COMSOL Multiphysics®

April 7, 2020

From susceptible to exposed and infected to recovered: See how numerical modeling can help us understand the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it spreads.

Happy Birthday, Olga Ladyzhenskaya

March 7, 2020

Olga Ladyzhenskaya wasn’t one to shy away from a challenge. In fact, through her research, she proved the convergence of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations.


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