Science Birthdays, April 18

4/18/1838        Boisbaudran de Lecoq,                        chemist,            Began experimenting with spectroscopy in his own lab in 1859. He discovered Mendeleev’s elements, Galium or eka-aluminum and samarium and dysprosium.

4/18/1911        Maurice Goldhaber,                physicist,          He discovered that beryllium could function as a moderator in atomic bombs.

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