And we're back for the second installment of our gas laws series - Charles' Law. If you need to refresh on the other gas laws in this series you can check out our post on Boyles' Law, Avogadros' Law, and the Ideal Gas Law. Let's review what a gas is: a gas a is a … Continue reading Charles’s Law: History and Work Problem
The two variables we're looking at today are pressure and volume, whose gas relationship was discovered during the Renaissance.
Born 22 June 1939 in the Guela quarter in Jerusalem, Ada Yonath is the oldest daughter of Hillel and Esther Livshitz. At that time, the area of Palestine was under British control. World War I left Palestine and other territories of the freshly defeated Ottoman Empire in limbo. The 1920 document issued by the League … Continue reading Profile: Ada E. Yonath
Iréne Curie was born on September 12, 1897 in Paris, France to Marie and Pierre Curie. She was the oldest of two, her younger sister Eve being born in 1904. Iréne grew up to be a bright, smart, and quick young woman. Marie and Pierre would be awarded the 1903 Nobel prize in physics alongside Henri … Continue reading Profile: Iréne Joliot-Curie
George Washington Carver was born in Diamond, MO, in 1864/5, though the real date is unknown. Born into slavery, Carver’s parents Giles and Mary were owned by a German immigrant slaveholder Moses Carver. At the conclusion of the civil war, Moses Carver and his wife Susan decided to keep George and his brother James. Susan … Continue reading Profiles: George Washington Carver