Alfred Wegener was the youngest of five children, and was born on November 1, 1880. His father was an evangelical minister who ran an orphanage. Wegener grew up in Berlin Germany, and as a young man always dreamed of exploring Greenland, and had an interest in meteorology at a very young age. Alfred attended Friedrich Wilhelms University where he obtained his degree, and later his Doctorates in Astronomy, but after he graduated, most of his focus was on the study of meteorology. In 1905 Alfred went to work with his older brother at the Aeronautischen Observatorium Lindenberg in Beeskow.
His father also was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in physics. His Father’s ambitions in physics sparked Niels Bohr’s interest in physics. Niels Bohr received his master’s degree in physics in 1909 from the University of Copenhagen and then achieved his doctor’s degree in 1911. He became a professor at the University in 1916, and then founded the university’s Institute of Theoretical physics in 1921. His mother, Ellen, was the daughter of a prominent-Jewish banker.
It was not until long after Wegener’s death that proof was obtained and his theory verified. The Life of Alfred Wegener Alfred was born in Germany in 1880 and led a very busy life. He received a PhD in astronomy but quickly moved on to meteorology. He and his brother experimented with kites and balloons. They set a record flying a balloon during his first expedition to Greenland in 1906 (PBS, 1998, para.
Regrettably, because he spent so much time on this car, Wernher flunked mathematics and physics. Wernher apparently passed English class because it was only after reading Hermann Oberth’s Rocket into Planetary Space and receiving a telescope from his mother that Wernher von Braun decided to become a space pioneer and physicist. Wernher von Braun had some hereditary attributes to help him, some of them are his leadership skills and his ability to encourage and inspire others to follow him. And in 1928, those characteristics led him to organize a team with the objective of building an observatory in their spare time. Two years later, Wernher enrolled at the Berlin Institute of Technology.
His theory mainly had to do with light waves, but fifteen years later, a German physicist named Heinrich Hertz was able to electrically generate MaxwellÕs ÒraysÓ in his lab. The discovery of these amazing properties, the later invention of a working wireless radio, and the resulting technology have been instrumental to AmericaÕs move into the Information Age. The invention of radio is commonly credited to Guglielmo Marconi, who, starting in 1895, developed the first ÒwirelessÓ radio transmitter and receiver. Working at home with no support from his father, but plenty from his mother, Marconi improved upon the experiments and equipment of Hertz and others working on radio transmission. He created a better radio wave detector or cohere and connected it to an early type of antenna.
Because of his father’s success, this is what inspired him to work harder and find solutions to physics and atomic theory. Heisenberg attended a school in Munich until the year 1920. He went to school to study physics, later on got his Ph.D., and then got a job as an assistant for Max Born. In 1941, he was given professor of physics at the University of Berlin. When Heisenberg was only 23 years old, he discovered
Four survived to adult hood, and one, Aage, would soon be known as a physics scientist well as his father. 1916 Niels Bohr, after teaching at Manchester’s Victoria University, settled again at the University of Copenhagen as a professor. Bohr went to work with a lot of scientist who interested in the research on nuclear fission during the 1930s, to which he co... ... middle of paper ... ...this fire inside of them a desire so big that it didn’t matter what it took. The entire family helped each other on what every needed helping or improving. It’s pretty amazing to read about all these achievements that they all made and how many people look up to not only Niels Bohr but the entire family.
As a child, Sagan avidly read science-fiction novels from authors such as H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sagan "used to scour the entire library looking for anything that had to do with science, he was addicted to the subject at an early age" (Byman 5). This penchant for the sciences helped Sagan to excel at math and science in school, which eventually led him to major in astronomy in college. Sagan's first experiences with writing came at the University of Chicago, where he received both his master's and his doctorate's degrees.
The era was known as "the Enlightenment," and it was a good time for someone of Anders's ability to be working in the field of science. Anders's talent came from his family of academics: one of his grandfathers was a mathematician and the other an astronomer, and his father, Nils, was a professor of astronomy. As a child, Anders showed a natural flair for mathematics, but he developed a keen interest in astronomy and became a professor at the age of 29. So, how did a clever astronomer come to develop a temperature scale? The answer lies with the weather.
During his time at university, young Johannes studied theology, mathematics, and philosophy. At age 22, Kepler graduated second on the list at the school and was appointed professor, then moved to Gratz, Austria, to instruct mathematics and astronomy (ScienceLives). Next, Kepler migrated to Prague in 1599 in order to become Tycho Brahe’s assistant. Brahe instructed Johannes to complete his tables on planetary motion, and upon his death in 1601 the tables were completed. Kepler eventually gathered enough money to publish these tables, and thus produced the first tables that were accurate for navigators to make use of (Westman).