Physics

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Georges Charpak Georges Charpak, a French citizen, was born on August 1, 1924 in Poland. Charpak's family moved from Poland to Paris when he was seven years old. During World War II Charpak served in the resistance and was imprisoned by Vichy authorities in 1943. In 1944 he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, where he remained until the camp was liberated in 1945. Charpak became a French citizen in 1946. He received a Ph.D. in 1955 from the College de France, Paris

Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and was born in 348 B.C. He studied under another philopsopher Plato and later tutored Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court. In 335 B.C. he opened a school in the Athenian Lyceum. During the anti-macedonian agitation after Alexander's death Aristotle fled to Chalcis where he later died in 322 B.C. His extant writings, largely in the form of lecture notes made by his students, include the Organum (treatises of logic); Physics; Metaphysic

The Life of Madame Curie Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7,1867, in Warsaw Poland. Maria was the fifth and youngest child of Bronsilawa Boguska, a pianist, singer, and teacher, and Wladyslaw Sklodowski, a professor of mathematics and physics. Maria's accomplishments began at a young age; by the time she was sixteen she had completed secondary school and taken work as a teacher. In 1891 Maria went to Paris, while in Paris Marie attend Sorbonne University and began t

The Future At the beginning of the century, people thought that there were no major discoveries to uncover, in physics that is. But shortly after this was said, all sorts of atomic theories popped up; Einstein came up with his relativity theories and Neils Bohr and many others carried on those studies. What these geniuses came up with was a revolutionary proposal that nullified most of what was considered fact in physics. What they started was a completely new branch of physics: quantum physi

Amusement parks have been around for decades and they are just as popular as they have ever been. For the most part, the physics and theories used to build these wonderful theme parks in the early years have withheld the test of time and are still exactly the same. Most people don't stop to think about how many amusement parks really rely on physics. If these thrilling rides were just constructed like you might build a tree house and physics was never applied, then the millions of people t

Marie Curie Maire Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Her parents were both teachers, her father a teacher of math and physics. However working in Russian Poland and being polish he wasn't paid very well. As a young child Marie was very smart and eager to learn. She learned to read at the age of four and at he age of 15 she graduated high school and was at the top of her class. After her graduation, Marie and her sister went to study at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

In physics MC 503, we are required to write a paper twice a semester summarizing the previous four to six labs. In this, the first paper, I am writing about the previous four labs. As each lab comes around each week I start to get excited. I know that the lab is going to help me understand or comprehend some form of formula I am learning in the chapters. As we do one lab and look back upon the previous. You may notice that the foregoing lab is a part of a current lab. Such as in accel

Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 (300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Stephen wanted to do Mathematics, although his father would ha

ufo's are realAstronomer Alan Hale provides an interesting perspective on unidentified flying objects. He states that there are three basic examples or principles he is guided by. The first principle says that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. For example, to that aliens came from outer space and flew around at lightning speed would be an extraordinary claim because it defies the laws of physics and the fact that life can somehow evolve in temperatures, terrain, or a

ARISTOTLE AND PARMENIDES ON CHANGE Looking at the arguments for change derived by Parmenides and Aristotle there are many differences, yet there are also some similarities. While Aristotle may disagree with much of Parmenides argument, he does agree with some of the strongest premises in the argument. In this paper I will present Aristotle’s rebuttal of Parmenides denial of change, as well as play the “devil’s advocate” for each of them in defending their views. At the begin