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A Physicist Biography Essay Examples

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Sir Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, the Great Australian Physicist
Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, was the eldest of five sons, and was born in 1901 in Kent Town, near Adelaide, South Australia. His father was a civil servant and his mother was an artist. Oliphant was interested in a career in medicine or chemistry, and in 1919 started studying at the University of Adelaide. However, his p...
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Marie Curie: The Pioneering Physicist
Marie Curie: A Pioneering Physicist Aspirations come from hopes and dreams only a dedicated person can conjure up. They can range from passing the third grade to making the local high school football team. Marie Curie's aspirations, however, were much greater. Life in late 19th century Poland was rough. Being a fe...
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A Biography of Sir Isaac Newton, the Physicist and Mathematician
At his birth on Christmas day, 1642, in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, Newton was so tiny and frail that he was not expected to live. Yet despite his boyhood frailty, he lived to the age of 85. As a delicate child, he was a loner, interested more in reading, solving mathematical problems, and mechanical tinkering than...
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A Biography of Stephen Hawking, a Renowned Physicist
Stephen Hawking Science Project. The conclusion didn't fit. Also, I'm not really sure what his middle name is. Stephen J. Hawking by Rachel Finck Stephen Hawking was born in January of 1942 in Oxford, England. He grew up near London and was educated at Oxford, from which he received hi...
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A Biography of Emilie du Chatelet a Mathematician and Physicist
Emilie du Chatelet Emilie du Chatelet grew up in a society where there were not many education opportunities for women. She was born in Paris on December 17, 1706 and grew up in a household where marriage was the only way one could improve their place in society. During her early childhood, Emilie began to show su...
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A Biography of Ernest Rutherford a Physicist
ERNEST RUTHERFORD. Ernest Rutherford was born in Spring Grove in New Zealand on August 30th, 1871. His parents, James and Martha, had emigrated from Great Britain and believed their children, numbering 12, should have proper education. At the age of 16 Ernest won his first scholarship to Nelson College, where he was a po...
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A Biography of a Physicist Alfred Einstein
Albert Einstein is considered the most important physicist in the 1900s and one of the most respected scientists of all time. In his lifetime he was known and recognized for his theories as a theoretical physicist. As a physicist Einstein contributed more to the field of space-time relativity than any other scientist. Even...
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A Biography of Ernest Rutherford a Physicist
Lord Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford was born in the small town of Spring Grove in Nelson, New Zealand. He was born on the date of August 30th, 1871 and died in Cambridge on the date of 19th October, 1937. Ernest began his education at a primary school by name of Foxhill School. It was here where Ernest received h...
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A Biography of Albert Einstein: Physicist and Philosopher
Albert Einstein, the great physicist and philosopher, was born in Germany 1879 in a Jewish family and his life must always be seen within the content of the provincial Swabian-folkways in a rural characteristic. Einsteins character was so simple that people were astonished that he was able to deduce such complex theories. H...
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A Biography of Galileo Galilei the First Known Physicist
Galileo Galilei Many individuals in history have been accredited for numerous accomplishments like Galileo Galilei, the first known physicist. Although he was not considered a physicist in his time, he provided procedures and results that lie at the heart of what is known today as physics. In Galileo Galilei, James Ma...
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