Science Birthdays, June 28

6/28/1608 Borelli Giovanni physiologist, he died in 1679 at age 71.
6/28/1824 Broca Paul anthropologist, known for his research on the frontal lobe called Broca’s area, he died in 1880 at the age of 56.
6/28/1873 Carrel Alexis physician, he died in 1944 at the age of 81.
6/28/1906 Goeppert-Meyer, Marie, physicist, she proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus. She said that certain numbers of nucleons called magic numbers make an atom extremely stable. (2, 18, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126) she died in 1972 at the age of 66.
6/28/1912 Weizsacker Carl astronomer, he died in 2007 at the age of 95.

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