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Royal Institution of Great Britain

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1799, Royal charter issued 1800.

Official Website:
http://www.rigb.org/

Founding Date:
1799

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Logie Baird
Inventor
13-Aug-1888 14-Jun-1946 Television
J. D. Bernal
Physicist
10-May-1901 15-Sep-1971 X-ray crystallography
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Lawrence Bragg
Physicist
31-Mar-1890 1-Jul-1971 Bragg's Law of diffraction
William Bragg
Physicist
2-Jul-1862 12-Mar-1942 Analyzed crystal structures
Humphry Davy
Chemist
17-Dec-1778 29-May-1829 Leading early 19th century chemist
Hans von Euler-Chelpin
Chemist
15-Feb-1873 7-Nov-1964 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
Michael Faraday
Physicist
22-Sep-1791 25-Aug-1867 Discovered electrical induction
Kenichi Fukui
Chemist
4-Oct-1918 9-Jan-1998 Frontier orbitals
Susan Greenfield
Scientist
1-Oct-1950   Brain Story
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Fred Hoyle
Astronomer
24-Jun-1915 20-Aug-2001 Opposed the Big Bang but named it
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
21-Sep-1853 21-Feb-1926 Liquefied helium and discovered superconductivity
John C. Kendrew
Chemist
24-Mar-1917 23-Aug-1997 Determined structure of myoglobin
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Lord Rayleigh
Physicist
12-Nov-1842 30-Jun-1919 Why the sky is blue
Benjamin Count Rumford
Scientist
26-Mar-1753 21-Aug-1814 Established the Rumford Medal
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
Harold Spencer Jones
Astronomer
29-Mar-1890 3-Nov-1960 10th Royal Astronomer of England
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin


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