with the Atom
(compiled by Dr.Glen E. Rodgers)
|Although Michael Faraday had no direct hand in the
development of the atomic concept, he is sometimes regarded as one of the
greatest experimentalist who ever lived.
His list of accomplishments in chemistry and physics
(in approximate chronological order) includes but is not restricted to
He was a student of Humphry Davy and became one of the early driving forces at The Royal Institution. He initiated both the Friday Night and "Christmas Lectures" that continue today. He was a member of the Royal Society and a Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution.
CHEMIST, PHYSICIST, NATURAL PHILOSOPHER
Report of two interviews
Woodrow Wilson Web Page
(Steven J. Dick)
|Web link #3 (put in descriptive title)|
|Full biographical information on Sacks' book Uncle Tungsten||pp 125, 127, 165-166|
|Full biographical information on Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology||pp 315-320|
|Michael Faraday and the Royal Institution (The Genius of Man and Place), John Meurig Thomas, Adam Hilger Publisher, New York (1991).||The
Chemical History of a Candle
by Michael Faraday, Jeanyee Wong (Illustrator)
|Faraday Museum(1)*||Bottom Floor of The Royal Institution, Albemarle Street (Off Piccadilly), London, England|
|Statue of Faraday(1)*||In the entrance lobby,
The Royal Institution
* 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)
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