On This Day: 4th July

Technically, 5th July but 4th July is far more interesting. Not only because of crazy Americans and their sparkly, annual parabolic envelopes in the sky, but also because this day in 1906 marks the birth of Prof. Daniel Edwin Rutherford - a Scottish lecturer of mathematics and applied mathematics, mainly at St Andrew's University (not to … Continue reading On This Day: 4th July

On This Day: 30th June

It would be fantastic to commemorate some of the greatest scientists and/or their findings on each day in history that I blog, hence here is a new section of my website called "On This Day...". For the first of these, I would like to commemorate the death of John William Strutt, aka Lord Rayleigh (died aged … Continue reading On This Day: 30th June