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This Month in Science History – Scientists Born in July

Team StoryWeavers|July 31, 2019| 33

Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand the world better. From the man who developed the Conformal Gravity Theory to the woman who worked on galaxy rotation rates, some of the greatest inventors and scientists were born in July. Their contributions to science have changed the way we understand and perceive the world. But most importantly, these scientists inspire us to strive for better, question more often, and trust our instincts to reach our goals.

            Let’s look at these great minds born in July.

Rosalind Franklin

Birthday:  July 25, 1920 

Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Chemist

Honours: Although she didn’t receive any recognition during her lifetime, The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was established in 2003 to annually award women for their outstanding work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

Known for: Contributing to finding the structure of DNA, fine structure of coal and graphite, and virus structures.

 

Jayant Narlikar

Birthday:  July 19, 1938 

Birthplace: Kolhapur, India

Profession: Astrophysicist

Honours: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Adams Prize, and Prix Jules Janssen.

Known for: Discovering the Steady-state Model, and Hoyle–Narlikar Theory of Gravity.

Ashoke Sen

Birthday: July 15, 1956

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Physicist

Honours: Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, ICTP Prize, and GD Birla Award for Scientific Research.

Known for: His contributions to the String Field Theory, S-duality, and Sen Conjecture.

S Ramanan

Birthday: July 20, 1937 

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Mathematician

Honours: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal, and TWAS Prize for Mathematics.

Known for: His works in the area of algebraic geometry, moduli spaces, and lie groups.  

Vera Rubin

Birthday: July 23, 1928

Birthplace: Philadelphia, the United States of America

Profession: Astronomer

Honours: Bruce Medal, Dickson Prize in Science, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the National Medal of Science.

Known for: Her pioneering work in discovering the galaxy rotation problem, dark matter and Rubin–Ford Effect.

Which scientist do you share your birthday with?

Do tell us about your favourite scientists and how they inspire you. 

P.S: We will delve deep into the world of science with our new column beginning next month. Watch this space for more!

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Sourav Chatterjee

July 10, 2020

I am very happy to see that you have given honour to the scientists who have contributed significantly to the world of science and technology by remembering and highlighting their birthdays. But I cannot suppress my grief when I cannot find the name of Nicole Tesla, whose contribution to the field of electricity cannot be ignored.
Please do the needful.


Saumya sriwastava

June 17, 2020

Can you please find a scientist ehose bithday is on july 6??


Gaurya Naik

June 6, 2020

So intresting ????


Mithira V

December 15, 2019

Great to know a mathematician born on my birthday ??☺☺


Db Raja bhai

November 24, 2019

Thanks


Arundhathy Suresh

October 26, 2019

My birthday is on 20th july


Avinas sumesh

September 5, 2019

Thank you byjus for this science theory


Avinas sumesh

September 5, 2019

Thank you byjus


Ronit Debnath

August 23, 2019

Byju’s is a best learning app


Tapasya Chandra

August 18, 2019

Our great scientists ? ?


Tapasya Chandra

August 18, 2019

Getting to know unknown faces of great scientists , thanks BYJU’S


Ravi

August 17, 2019

Good to know about our scientists


Nivetha SenthilKumar

August 15, 2019

My birthday and Rosalind Franklin


Gulnaaz khaja Khan pathan.

August 14, 2019

My goal is to become a scientist.??
Thanks for giving information about them.??


M.laith rahman

August 13, 2019

My son m.laith who is a student of BYJU’S celebrates his birthday on 30 July


Abhipsa

August 13, 2019

I also want to be an well known scientist when I grow up and also because my birthday matches with the great scientist S.Ramanan


Ayush mishra

August 11, 2019

Thank you byjus helping to get deeper in studies


Swathi

August 10, 2019

My brother’s birthday is on July 20. He shared his birthday with S Ramanan.


Simaran

August 6, 2019

I’m not a July birthday girl ,but love to explore more


Karishma Mishra

August 5, 2019

Thanks for the useful information but my birthday doesn’t match to any
the scientists in the given e mail


Akanksha

August 5, 2019

Nice


Haya

August 5, 2019

Great personalities of India
proud of them


Aditya bahe

August 5, 2019

Thanks, for giving us this type of interesting information


Anamika US

August 4, 2019

Thanks Madame for sharing this prestigious information…


Samira. S

August 4, 2019

Nice can u tell more about s raman in next document


Shagun

August 3, 2019

Thanks Byju’s for such a great information ????


Swastika

August 3, 2019

I’m very excited about the new column in the coming month. Let’s see what will it have for us!


Akshay Raj

August 3, 2019

Can you tell me about month April


Anil Singh

August 2, 2019

Our scientist great work in countries


Ayush

August 2, 2019

I’m not a July birthday boy, but it’s informative


Binni Sebastian

August 2, 2019

Thanks


Adhithya sreekumar

August 2, 2019

Commerce is also important as science


Qansa zufi

August 2, 2019

Getting to know unknown faces , thanks byjus ❤️??


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