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Antoine Lavoisier is known as "father of modern chemistry”. How did he die?
He committed suicide
He died of carbon oxide poisoning
He died in an explosion
He was guillotined.
Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme générale - a hated tax agency. At the height of the French Revolution, he was charged with tax fraud and selling adulterated tobacco, and sentenced to death.
The Leeuwenhoek-medal is the most prestigious prize in the field of..?
The Leeuwenhoek-medal is the most prestigious prize in the field of Microbiology. It has been awarded every 10 years since 1877 to a scientist who has made the most important contributions to Microbiology during the last 10 years. The first 13 medals were awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Who's in that picture?
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (1847- 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He is credited with developing many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world.
Who is the forerunner of virtual reality?
Myron Krueger is an American computer artist who developed early interactive works. He is also considered to be one of the first generation virtual reality and augmented reality researchers. Krueger went on to develop Metaplay, an integration of visuals, sounds, and responsive techniques into a single framework. In 1971, his "Psychic space" used a sensory floor to perceive the participants' movements around the environment.
Which field did Sigmund Freud win the Nobel Prize in?
he never won one
The Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was nominated for the Nobel Medicine Prize for the first time in 1915 by US neurologist William Alanson White, Freud went on to be nominated for a Nobel a total of 13 times until 1938, one year before his death in London. Freud has never received the Nobel Prize.
Where was Carl Gustav Jung born?
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung worked as a research scientist at the famous Burghölzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler. During this time, he came to the attention of the Viennese founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated, for a while, on a joint vision of human psychology.
Who is the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate in Physics?
Sir William Lawrence Bragg was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer of Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. Bragg was, until October 2014, the youngest ever Nobel laureate; he won the prize in 1915 at the age of 25. He remains the youngest recipient of the Physics Prize.
Who coined the term "gas"?
Cornelis van Niel
Julius von Mayer
Jan van Helmont
Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580–1644) was a Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and the rise of iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered today largely for his ideas on spontaneous generation, his 5-year tree experiment, and his introduction of the word "gas" (from the Greek word chaos) into the vocabulary of science.
Who was the first to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves?
James Clerk Maxwell
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The unit of frequency — cycle per second — was named the "hertz" in his honor.
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