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This month in Science History – Scientists born in March!

Team StoryWeavers|March 28, 2019|

Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand the world better. Throughout history, some of the greatest inventors and scientists were born in this month. Their contributions to the field of science have changed the way we understand and perceive the world. But most importantly, they inspire us to work hard, question more, and trust our instincts to reach our goals.

Here are a few famous scientists born in the month of March

Edward Condon

Born: 02 March 1902

Profession: Nuclear physicist

Honours: Frederic Ives Medal (1968)

Known for: His significant contributions in the development of radar and nuclear weapons during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project

Alexander Graham Bell 

Born: 03 March 1847

Profession: Scientist, inventor, engineer, and an innovator

Honours: John Fritz Medal (1907), Elliott Cresson Medal (1912), Hughes Medal (1913), and IEEE Edison Medal (1914)

Known for: Inventing and patenting the first practical telephone on March 10, 1876. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885, along with graphophone and twisted-pair cabling

Albert Einstein <image>

Born: 14 March 1879

Profession: Theoretical physicist

Honours: Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society (1926), and Max-Planck Medal (1929)

Known for: His contributions to science, particularly his general and special theory of relativity, his mass–energy equivalence formula E= mc², along with inventing the Einstein refrigerator

Kalpana Chawla 

Born: 17 March 1962

Profession: Astronaut and an engineer

Honours: Congressional Space Medal of Honor (2004), NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2003), and NASA Space Flight Medal

Known for: She is the first female astronaut from India

Emmy Noether 

Born: 23 March 1882

Profession: Mathematician

Honours: Ackermann–Teubner Memorial Award (1932)

Known for: A leading mathematician of her time, she made important contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics and developed the theories of rings, fields, and algebras

Ann Kiessling 

Born: 29 March 1942

Profession: Biologist and an inventor

Honours: Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award for Biotechnology and Medicine (2009), Central Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award (2010), and an Honorary Doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology, Oregon State University (2014)

Known for: Discovering the reverse transcription activity in normal human cells. She is the founder of the Special Program of Assisted Reproduction, New England

So, which scientist do you share your birthday with?

Do tell us about your favorite scientists and how they have inspired you

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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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