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A number of universities, research institutes and Non-Governmental organizations have played an important role in the field of science. It is worth examining their websites for further information on the work they do and what their empahsis and specialisation is.
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the largest division of the University, is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching and learning and fostering cutting edge research and discovery.
MIT school of science
The School of Science has approximately 300 faculty members, 1200 graduate students, 1000 undergraduate majors and similarly large numbers of postdoctoral researchers and research staff, it is large enough to carry out research at the frontiers in every field of science. The faculty members have won 16 Nobel Prizes and alumni have won 16 Nobel prizes; most of these have come in the past 20 years. The six departments in the School are consistently rated among the best in the world.
Cambridge: School of the Physical Sciences
The School of the Physical Sciences covers Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth Sciences and Geography. The School’s aim is to contribute to our understanding of the physical world through excellence in observational, theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative, qualitative and combined methodologies to address problems in the fields of biology, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities. In pursuit of these goals, the School coordinates objectives in research, teaching, and infrastructure.
Oxford: Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science.
Like their famous forebears, today's Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal challenges of the day; developing new energy solutions or improved cancer treatments; understanding climate change processes and preserving biodiversity.
Famous Scientists in History
Famous Scientists provides a comprehensive list of the names of famous male and female scientists and their in-depth biographies.
The field of science counts a number of famous scientists. In addition, there are a number of prizes in the various science fields, have a look at the sites highlighted below and the biographies of these famous scientists.
The Wolf Prizes in physics and chemistry are often considered the most prestigious awards in those fields after the Nobel Prize. Here is a list of the Nobel prize winners in Physics and those in Chemistry. Winners of the MacArthur Fellowship are often very interesting and creative young individuals as can be seen by the short bios of the following people:
Kelly Benoit-Bird is a marine biologist who uses sophisticated acoustic engineering techniques to explore the previously invisible behavior of ocean creatures at scales ranging from swarms distributed over many cubic kilometers to individual predators.
Markus Greiner is an experimental physicist who is advancing our capacity to control the spatial organization of ultra-cold atoms with the aim of revealing basic principles of condensed matter physics.
My Hang Huynh is a scientist working at the boundary of organic and inorganic chemistry to devise novel techniques for synthesizing highly energetic compounds. Energetic compounds such as explosives are employed in a wide variety of applications but pose hazards in two respects: thermostability and environmental contamination.
A Little History of Science by
Call Number: SR\ENG Byn (LIT c.1)
Publication Date: 2012-11-06
A history of science from ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick, emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung.
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