with the Atom
Compiled by Glen E.
|One of Count Rumford's greatest contribution to science was in 1799 when he founded the Royal Institution in England. He was responsible for introducing the concept of what we now call the mechanical equivelent of heat. He also established the Rumford medal of the Royal Society (pictured above).|
|THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF COUNT RUMFORD|
|The 1911 Edition Encyclopedia Britannica|
|The Royal Institution|
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
|Full biographical information on Sacks' book Uncle Tungsten||Pages in Uncle Tungsten|
|Full biographical information on Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology||pp. 242-4|
is a Form of Motion: An Experiment in Boring Cannon
a paper by Benjamin Thompson in 1798.
|Count Rumford Birthplace||Woburn, Massachusetts|
|The Royal Institution of Great
founded by Count Rumford
|The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
* 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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