Saturday, November 19, 2011

Adventure Through Time–Scientist/Philosopher Style

Professor Widmayer and Professor Gross decided to jump into their time machine and visit a few of their favorite scientists and philosophers from the past. Since they both had so many favorites, they decided to narrow the scientists and philosophers down to the ones that made important discoveries that had to do with the atom. The scientists and philosophers included:
  • Democritus of Abdera
  • Aristotle
  • John Dalton
  • Joseph John Thomson
  • Robert Millikan
  • Max Planck
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Niels Bohr
  • Louis deBroglie
  • Erwin Schrodinger
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • James Chadwick

Due to the demanding schedules of many of the scientists, Widmayer and Gross were only able to sit down with seven out of the twelve people and interview them on their lives and work.