Sunday, October 6, 2013

Nobel Laureates in Chemistry & Physics


Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debije, a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1936.



Melvin Calvin, an American Chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1961.



Frits Zernike, a Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953.



Maria Goeppert Mayer, a German-American physicist, Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963.

The theme this week for Viridian's Sunday Stamps is Industry, interpreted broadly. I honestly had to look up the meaning of industry -- The Merriam-Webster online defined it as noun, the process of making products by using machinery and factories. I decided to feature scientists, more specifically Nobel laureates for this theme. Their discoveries are the core concepts of many processes in production of almost everything in factories. 

I am a physicist in profession but whenever I read about the works of other scientists, I am ashamed to call myself one... much respect and admiration for their brilliant minds!

~maria

10 comments:

  1. I always think of the years of toil in their eventual discovery, brilliant minds indeed but also a lot of hard work. Anyone who understands physics is a genius to me.

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  2. It's wonderful to see these inspiring scientists. thank you for joining in.

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  3. A great collection of scientists on stamps.

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  4. and much respect to you for the way you interpreted today's theme...love it! and the stamps are great as well! and never give up! who knows, you may end up on a stamp as well one day ;-)

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  5. I really like that you've chosen scientists today. I do wish science was a more popular subject.

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  6. The U.S. stamps are obviously recent, but I hadn't seen them before.

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  7. Scientist,I believed is the inventor of any industry. :)

    My Sunday Stamp

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  8. Fine collection of stamps but having worked in industry nearly all my life we could get into an interesting discussion about scientists being the inventors of them all - farming would be an interesting starting point.

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  9. these sure are perfect examples of Industry stamps. these scientists are the at the forefront of any developing and thriving industry, that is why we give them the honor and importance they so deserve

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  10. great additions to the theme of industry, sometimes we know too little about these great people who so much influenced our lives..!

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