Traveling with the Atom

Allegheny College

Compiled by Glen E. Rodgers
Colleen Riley
Charles Ruggiero
Jennifer Sexton


A mneumonic device created by Bruno. 
Giordano Bruno
Italian Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, and Occultist 
The infinite universe hypothesized by Bruno.

Scientific Martyr
Giordano Bruno was an Italian philosopher who held many controversial and unorthodox scientific views (an infinite universe and multiple worlds, anticipated elements in modern science, and atomic theory).  Due to these contradictory views of the world to that of the Roman Catholic Church, Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 under the Venetian Inquisition as a heretic.

Web Sources of Biographical Information
Secular Humanism Website
Catholic Encyclopedia
Historical Context of Giordano Bruno
Biography of Giordano Bruno

Some Web Sources on the History of Atomic Scientists:
The History of Chemistry 1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute
Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry
Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry (and Some Physics too)
Classic Chemistry compiled by Carmen Giunta
History of Science website by Charlesworth
Center for the History of Physics
Echo Exploring & Collecting History Online
Atom: The Incredible World: The History of Atomistics
Nobel Prize WebPage
Biographies of Famous Chemists, University of Liverpool
University of Pennsylvania Biographies
Chemistry: A History
Famous Scientists greatly who contributed to "electro" science: electricity, electromagnetism,
electrical technology, electronics, electrical telegraphy, radio, electrochemistry, electromedicine, etc.
Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry

Selected Biographical Books, Sections of Books, and Articles
Full biographical information on Sacks' book Uncle Tungsten NA
Full biographical information on Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology NA home page
Barnes and Noble home page

Some Scientific/Historical Traveling Sites
No Travel Sites Available
Find a Grave Website

* see following Rodgers link to scientific/historical sites for further information.
(1) Taken from The Scientific Traveler, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1992).
(2) Taken from A Travel Guide to Scientific Sites of the British Isles, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline Reynolds, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1995).
(3) Taken from Guide of Eurpoean Museums with collections on History of Chemistry, compiled by Jan W. van Spronsen, Federation of European Societies, Antwerp (1996)

Links to Dr. Rodgers' Scientific/Historical Sites will be available here.

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