Physics

Armageddon’s Fingerprints

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Laser inventor Gordon Gould playing chess 1940

The Man, the Myth, the Laser

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An 1822 star map by Alexander Jamieson shows the constellation Telescopium Herschelii, depicted here, ironically, as a refracting telescope.

A Giant of Astronomy

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Fist and flask graphic

Political Science

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A Forgotten Star

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Lawrence and team, 1938

Large and in Charge

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Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (NASA)

Waning Interest

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German physicists from before World War II

Magical Thinking

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Passerelles

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Spherical space colony

A Future without Limits

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Crystal Clear

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John Dalton, F.R.S., engraved by William Henry Worthington after an 1814 painting by William Allen, published June 25, 1823, in Manchester and London. Note the charts with Dalton’s atomic symbols lying on the table.

John Dalton

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Ernest Rutherford in academic garb.

Ernest Rutherford

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Amedeo Avogadro. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

Amedeo Avogadro

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Dorothy Hodgkin in 1991.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

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The Shannon Portrait of the Hon. Robert Boyle F. R. S., by Johann Kerseboom, 1689. Science History Institute/Will Brown

Robert Boyle

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Marie Curie.

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus.

Positive Effect

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Life in Space

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Michael Polanyi

The Polanyi Puzzle

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Good Vibrations

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Galileo

Myth Busters United

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Motherhood

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