the book. October is the hottest month for scientific authorship controversies with the awarding of Nobel Prizes that sometimes fail to reward researchers who have made fundamental breakthroughs. “Science is considered rational, and therefore it must objectively acknowledge the contributions and discoveries of all those who have participated in the advancement of knowledge. But this is far from reality”And the Theorist in molecular physics Nadine Halberstadt is summarized in a clear way, in the introduction to the book. forgetting knowledge, By journalist Camille Van Bell. Also designer, the latter was published in Junior Science & Live A series of short storyboards exploring the dungeons of science, about forty of which are brought together in this vibrant and fascinating book, enriched with educational papers.
It is clear that all too often the forgotten are forgotten. The list of these researchers aside – even if robbed of their discoveries – by men has become better and more famous, but we will not hesitate to give a sample. Thus, the Austrian Lise Meitner was the first to understand and theorize nuclear fission. So was the British Rosalind Franklin, whose work made it possible to draw the double helical structure of DNA, but whose primary role was silently passed over. Thus the American astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who reinforced the hypothesis that galaxies were kept together thanks to mysterious dark matter, or her British colleague Jocelyn Bell who discovered pulsars, these neutron stars spin on themselves and send signals at an accelerating rhythm.
Inventors who missed the mark
The history of science is now trying to do justice to all these great oppressed researchers. But there is an even more secret forgotten family, the family of inventors who have been missed by posterity. Who invented the telephone, the phonograph, and the cinema? The names Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiere spontaneously come to mind. However, the Italian Antonio Meucci and the American Elisha Gray also developed a device for transmitting voice at a distance. However, Frenchman Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville found a way to record sounds. However, fellow countryman Louis Aimee Augustin Le Prince, who mysteriously disappeared in 1890, also built a camera…
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