Traveling with the Atom

Allegheny College

Compiled by Glen E. Rodgers
William Schick

 


 
 

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Joseph von Fraunhofer
German Physicist
(1787-1826)
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Contribution to the Development of the Atomic Concept
Fraunhofer did pioneering work with the optical spectrometer.  He was the first to characterize (in 1814) the absorption lines in the spectrum from the sun, which are called "Fraunhofer lines" after him.  He also built the first diffraction grating and did theoretical work on what is now known as "Fraunhofer diffraction," involving the bending of light from distant sources as it passes through a small opening.

 
Web Sources of Biographical Information
High Altitude Observatory, NSF
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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 Pages in Uncle Tungsten
Full biographical information on Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Pages in Asimov
Title of Biography #1 Title of Biography #2
Amazon.com home page
Barnes and Noble home page


Some Scientific/Historical Traveling Sites
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Find a Grave Website
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* 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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