Science Birthdays, June 12

6/12/1577        Paul Guldin, astronomer, he discovered the Guldinus Theorem to determine the surface and the volume of a solid of revolution. He died in 1643 at the age of 66.

6/12/1843        Sir David Gill  astronomer, know for measuring astronomical distances and astrophotography, he died in 1914 at the age of 70.

6/12/1851        Sir Oliver Lodge, physicist, he developed patents in wireless technology, and coined the term coherer, he died in 1940 at age 89.                

6/12/1899        Fritz Lipmann chemist, he was awarded half the Nobel Prize in medicine in1953 for his co-discovery of coenzyme A. The other half of the 1953 Nobel Prize went to Hans Adolf Krebs (I will talk about him on Aug 25th).  Lipmann must have really done something for this prize not to have gone to Krebs in its entirety. He died in 1986 at age 87.


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